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Anderson, J., 1872. Notes on Rhinoceros sumatrensis, Cuvier. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1872 February 6: 129-132

Location: Asia - South Asia - India
Subject: Behaviour - Daily Routine
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
[Female shown in Calcutta 1872 in transit to London] The animal is remarkably quiet, considering that she is chained by her four feet between two trees. During night she becomes very restless, and on several occasions has contrived, by stretching her hind legs to the utmost, to reach a strongly built brick wall, which she has butted down with her head. Her restlessness rather increases with the dawn, which is the time when tropical animals that are not exclusively nocturnal in their habits are most active in their movements and in their search after food. After the sun is fairly up and she has been satiated by a hearty meal, she lies down on her side, and sleeps until the blazing sun has half run his course between the meridian and the horizon; she then rises, and once more feeds in the rapidly fading twilight.

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