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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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Africa
Behaviour - Senses
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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Africa - Southern Africa - South Africa
Behaviour - Senses
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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Asia
Behaviour - Senses
Asian Rhino Species
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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Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Behaviour - Senses
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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Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Behaviour - Senses
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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Africa - Eastern Africa - Kenya
Behaviour - Senses
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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Africa - Eastern Africa - Kenya
Behaviour - Senses
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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World
Behaviour - Senses
Sumatran Rhino
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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World
Behaviour - Senses
Sumatran Rhino
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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World
Behaviour - Senses
Sumatran Rhino
very good
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