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The New Rhinoceros

Naturevolume 6pages518519 (1872) | Download Citation



THE acquisition of a living Rhinoceros belonging to a species hitherto unknown to science, is certainly a remarkable event, and one that may well give comfort to those who may have supposed that the field of zoological discovery is worked out. If so large a beast has hitherto escaped the observation of naturalists, how many smaller animals must there still remain for the zoological explorer. But the truth is that we know less about some of these very bulky animals than those of more moderate dimensions, as their very size renders the collection and preparation of specimens of them more difficult. The importation of such monsters in a living state is a still more serious undertaking, and it is only within the last few years that the Zoological Gardens of Europe have become wealthy and enterprising enough to find funds for such expensive luxuries.


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