File AvailableArdù, B.; Mc Lean, D. 2000 Amori impossibili ?. Il Venerdì di Repubblica 43 (2000): 133-135, 2 fotographs.
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Amori impossibili ? Certainly, there is the rub ... This popular article speaks about a love-story between a female of rhinoceros and a male of elephant at Mutare (Zimbabwe) in captivity.
Another analogous love-story between rhinoceros/elephant happened in the Pilanesberg Park (South Africa) i...
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File AvailableHowland, H.C.; Howland, M.; Murphy, C.J. 1993 Refractive state of the rhinoceros. Vision Research 33 (18): 2649-2651, fig. 1
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Refractive state of rhinoceros. Rhinoceroses are often thought to be myopic. Typical is the view expressed in this quotation from Jurassic Park (Creighton, 1990) in describing the visual capabilities of Tricaterops: 'They're nearsighted, like the rhinos of today, and they tend to be surprised b...
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File AvailableSkinner, J.D.; Smithers, R.H.N. 1990 The mammals of the southern African subregion, new edition. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, pp. i-xxxii, 1-771
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White rhinoceros have poor sight but acute senses of smell and hearing. The ears which can be rotated independently, orientate quickly to face any strange sound and move continually, even when the individual is apparently asleep.
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File AvailableSkinner, J.D.; Smithers, R.H.N. 1990 The mammals of the southern African subregion, new edition. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, pp. i-xxxii, 1-771
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White rhinoceros have poor sight but acute senses of smell and hearing. They respond more readily to moving objects, which are only discerned at ranges of 10-25 m, than to those at rest.
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File AvailableSkinner, J.D.; Smithers, R.H.N. 1990 The mammals of the southern African subregion, new edition. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, pp. i-xxxii, 1-771
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White rhinoceros have poor sight but acute senses of smell and hearing. Owen-Smith (1973) recorded that when downwind, they respond with alertness to human scent at about 0,8 km, and continually investigate odours when moving.
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File AvailableNardelli, F. 1985 The Sumatran Rhinoceros Project. Help Newsletter, Port Lympne 7: 4-8, figs. 1-2
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Verdicts on the rhino's hearing range from acute to rather poor, though most writers agree that it has a well-developed sense of smell, on which it must rely to help compensate for less good sight.
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File AvailableNardelli, F. 1985 The Sumatran Rhinoceros Project. Help Newsletter, Port Lympne 7: 4-8, figs. 1-2
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Verdicts on the rhino's hearing range from acute to rather poor, though most writers agree that it has a well-developed sense of smell, on which it must rely to help compensate for less good sight.
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File AvailableBanks, E. 1978 Mammals from Borneo. Brunei Museum Journal 4 (2): 165-227, pls. 1-14
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Sumatran Rhino
The sight is said to be poor, the hearing fair.
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File AvailableBanks, E. 1978 Mammals from Borneo. Brunei Museum Journal 4 (2): 165-227, pls. 1-14
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Sumatran Rhino
The large, odd shaped head is mostly full of nasal bones which give the Rhino a particularly well developed sense of smell.
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File AvailableBanks, E. 1978 Mammals from Borneo. Brunei Museum Journal 4 (2): 165-227, pls. 1-14
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Sumatran Rhino
The sight is said to be poor, the hearing fair.
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File AvailableBere, R.M. 1966 Wild animals in an African national park. London, Andre Deutsch, pp. 1-96
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African Rhino Species
Both rhinos have poor eye-sight, but fairly good senses of smell and hearing - their ears, particularly the trumpet-shaped, hairfringed ears of the white rhino, are constantly switching and twisting.
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File AvailableYoung, E. 1965 Lesions in the vicinity of the eye of the white rhinoceros, Diceros simus. International Zoo Yearbook 5: 194-195
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White Rhino
A White rhino in the Umfolozi Nature Reserve became completely blind as the result of extensive cauliflower-like growths which covered the entire surface of both eyes.
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File AvailableBruton, R. 1963 The rhinos of South-East Asia. Conservation News 1963 August: 5-10, figs. 1-6, maps 1-2
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Like all rhinos, the Southeast Asian species have acute senses of smell and hearing but very poor vision.
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File AvailableWilhelm, J.H. 1950 Das Wild des Okawangogebietes und des Caprivizipfels. Journal of the South-West Africa Scientific Society 7: 1-7
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Black Rhino
Hearing is exceptional, they hear the least noise in a thorn bush and this will occasion flight.
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File AvailableWilhelm, J.H. 1950 Das Wild des Okawangogebietes und des Caprivizipfels. Journal of the South-West Africa Scientific Society 7: 1-7
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Black Rhino
The sight is very poor, the rhino cannot see clearly a person at 50 m distance in open ground.
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File AvailableBabault, G. 1949 Notes ethologiques sur quelques mammiferes africains. Mammalia 13: 1-16
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Black Rhino
The small birds that they carry warn them of the approach of a danger while flying off, but when these are absent and when one approaches with a favorable wind, one can come very close to them without bothering them. We had this experience with a car. We drove around in the savanna, far from all...
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File AvailableBabault, G. 1949 Notes ethologiques sur quelques mammiferes africains. Mammalia 13: 1-16
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Black Rhino
The poor eyesight of these enormous beasts is maybe reason of his stupidity, because they are incapable to distinguish a man at 50 meters and are surprised to suddenly find a thing or a being that could be an enemy. At this short distance the only defense open to them seems to be an inconsiderat...
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File AvailableAnsell, W.F.H. 1947 A note on the position of rhinoceros in Burma. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 47 (2): 249-276, pl. 1, map 1
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poor
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File AvailableAnsell, W.F.H. 1947 A note on the position of rhinoceros in Burma. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 47 (2): 249-276, pl. 1, map 1
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very good
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File AvailableAnsell, W.F.H. 1947 A note on the position of rhinoceros in Burma. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 47 (2): 249-276, pl. 1, map 1
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very good
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File AvailableDaly, M. 1937 Big game hunting and adventure 1887-1936. London, MacMillan, pp. i-xi, 1-322
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Black Rhino
Many hold that the rhino is very poor-sighted. But take the following facts and consider whether their sight can really be as poor as made out, particularly by night. I was camped in the bush down in the lower Wakamba country among the thorn-trees growing very close together, trunks only some s...
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File AvailablePeacock, E.H. 1933 A game book for Burma & adjoining territories. London, H.F. and G. Witherby, pp. 1-292
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Sumatran Rhino
The senses of smell and hearing are very good.
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File AvailablePeacock, E.H. 1933 A game book for Burma & adjoining territories. London, H.F. and G. Witherby, pp. 1-292
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Asia - South East Asia - Myanmar (Burma)
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Sumatran Rhino
The senses of smell and hearing are very good. I once watched a female rhinoceros in her wallow for nearly a quarter of an hour: she was plainly sensible of the very softest sounds.
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File AvailablePeacock, E.H. 1933 A game book for Burma & adjoining territories. London, H.F. and G. Witherby, pp. 1-292
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Sumatran Rhino
The senses of smell and hearing are very good, but the sight is poor, probably equal to the sense of sight in elephants.
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File AvailableWilhelm, J.H. 1933 Das Wild des Okawangogebietes und des Caprivizipfels. Journal of the South-West Africa Scientific Society 6: 51-74, figs. 1-15
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Black Rhino
The ears constantly move. Its hearing and smell is well developed, but its sight is poor.
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File AvailableKnollys, A.C.; Lyell, D.D. 1932 Rhinoceros: pp. 113-115

In: Maydon, H.C. Big game shooting in Africa. London, Seeley, Service and Co (The Lonsdale Library, vol. 14): pp. 1-445
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As, however, its range of eyesight, like that of an Elephant, is limited to from thirty to forty yards it is generally fairly easy to avoid these attacks, provided the sportsman keeps his head, and is agile.
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File AvailableHaagner, A. 1920 South African mammals: a short manual for the use of field naturalists, sportmen and travellers. London, H.F.G. Witherby and Cape Town, T. Maskew Miller, pp. i-xx, 1-248
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Its sight is bad but its hearing and scent are correspondingly good.
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File AvailableEvans, G.H. 1905 Notes on rhinoceroses in Burma, R. sondaicus and sumatrensis. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 16 (4): 555-561
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Asian Rhino Species
Their most acute sense appears to be that of smell, and, I think, they rely much more on it than sight or hearing. Making a certain amount of noise, walking through the jungle, will not always disturb them, and they assuredly are not very quick of sight, but the faintest puff of wind is more tha...
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File AvailableSclater, W.L. 1900 The mammals of South Africa, vol I: Primates, carnivora and ungulata. London, R.H. Porter, pp. i-xxxi, 1-324
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very keen
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File AvailableSclater, P.L. 1900 Exhibition of, and remarks upon, a skull and horns of the square-mouthed rhinoceros and mounted heads of two antelopes obtained by Major AStH Gibbons on the Upper Nile. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1900 December 4: 949
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exceedingly poor
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File AvailableSclater, P.L. 1900 Exhibition of, and remarks upon, a skull and horns of the square-mouthed rhinoceros and mounted heads of two antelopes obtained by Major AStH Gibbons on the Upper Nile. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1900 December 4: 949
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very keen
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File AvailableNoack, T. 1887 Beitraege zur Kenntnis der Saeugethier-Fauna von Ost- und Central-Afrika. Zoologische Jahrbucher 2: 193-202, pls. 8-10
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Black Rhino
Report by Richard B?hm - Tanzania The sight is so poor that a tent in the Ugalla-buga was not seen by a rhino who passed nearby on a trail.
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