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A rhinoceros like no other
The largest of the small rhinos
Do you know about the Indian rhinoceros and how to recognize it? It differs from other rhino subspecies in various ways.
Like other subspecies its firm, tough skin looks like a form of natural armour, yet it is much darker in colour than that of other rhinoceroses. The Indian rhino is also the largest of the three rhino species living in Asia. Despite weighing 2.2 tonnes and measuring 3.5 metres in length, it is nevertheless smaller than its African cousin, the white rhino, which is also housed at Beauval.
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All systems are go with the rhinos!
Indian rhinos are having fun!
Coming straight from The Asiatic Plains, enjoy Henna, Sananda, Saathi, and Anjali having some fun together!
The Beauval Nature association
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
Sahib, the adorable but lazy dad
Sahib, the ZooParc’s male Indian rhino, has a somewhat stolid nature.
He takes life as it comes, avoiding rushing and making the most of the wonderful life he enjoys alongside his family.
On August 28, 2019, his family got a little bit bigger with the birth of little Anjali, a much more energetic individual!
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