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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: Ecology - Food
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
[Female shown in Calcutta 1872 in transit to London] She is fed on pulse and grass, but has a special liking for the thick fleshy stems of the plantain and for the small branches of the mango-tree, which she devours with evident pleasure, her powerful jaws crushing with ease young twigs about an inch in diameter, each closure of the living mill exhaling a fine aroma, in which she revels, and which recalls to the bystander the gustatory fragrance, so to speak, of that prince among fruits. Like her kith and kin she is very fond of water, and has a special predilection for a muddy hollow close beside her, in which she wallows, delighting to bury her huge head in the slimy ooze.

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