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  rhinoceros. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The rhinoceros family, along with the horse and tapir families, forms the order of odd-toed hoofed mammals.
The fl rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis, of E and S Africa, has declined in numbers from about 65,000 in 1970 to 3,600 in 2004 (a total that represents an increase from the mid-1990s low of 2,400); there were 2 to 3 million at the beginning of the 20th cent.
The white rhinoceros is second in size among land mammals to the elephant.
www.bartleby.com /65/rh/rhinocer.html   (774 words)

  
  Rhinoceros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A male rhinoceros is called a bull, a female a cow, and the young a calf; a group of rhinoceros is called a "crash".
Rhinoceros horns are used in traditional Asian medicine, and for dagger handles in Yemen and Oman.
None of the five rhinoceros species have secure futures; the White Rhinoceros is perhaps the least endangered, the Javan Rhinoceros survives in only tiny numbers (estimated at 60 animals in 2002) and is one of the two or three most endangered large mammals anywhere in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhinoceros   (903 words)

  
 rhinoceros - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The largest rhinoceros is the one-horned Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis, which has a rough skin, folded into shieldlike pieces; the African rhinoceroses are smooth-skinned and two-horned.
The African fl rhinoceros Diceros bicornis is 1.5 m/5 ft high, with a prehensile (grasping) upper lip for feeding on shrubs, and sometimes a smaller third horn.
The rhinoceros fights with the elephant, and transfixing him with his horn carries him off upon his head, but becoming blinded with the blood of his enemy, he falls helpless to the ground, and then comes the roc, and clutches them both up in his talons and takes them to feed his young.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /rhinoceros   (662 words)

  
 Rhinoceros (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Rhinoceros" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins (at the time, known as just Smashing Pumpkins) released on their debut album, Gish.
But after a while you get used to playing Rhinoceros, so you bring in something that's a little weirder." In an early radio appearance from 1989, Corgan can be heard referring to the tune, which D'arcy audibly protests playing, as "that real slow one".
A video was also made for "Rhinoceros", which was one of the Pumpkins earliest videos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhinoceros_(song)   (454 words)

  
 Rhinoceros - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A rhinoceros (commonly called a rhino for short) is any of five surviving species of odd-toed ungulate in the family Rhinocerotidae.
None of the five rhinoceros species have secure futures: the White Rhino is perhaps the least endangered, the Javanese Rhino survives in only tiny numbers (estimated at 60 animals in 2002) and is one of the two or three most endangered large mammals anywhere in the world.
This lack of evidence may stem from the fact that rhinoceros sightings overall in South East Asia have become very rare, largely due to widespread illegal poaching of the critically endangered animal.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/r/h/i/Rhinoceros.html   (662 words)

  
 Rhinoceros - MSN Encarta
Rhinoceros, common name for five species of enormous mammals with one or two horns projecting from their snouts.
The two African species are the white rhinoceros, a relatively placid animal that is the largest of all rhino species, reaching a weight of over 3 metric tons, and the fl rhinoceros, which is about half as heavy as the white rhinoceros but much more aggressive.
As a result of illegal trade in rhinoceros horn and habitat destruction, the populations of the fl, Sumatran, and Javan rhinos have suffered a sharp decline in recent years, and are now close to extinction in the wild.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552776/Rhinoceros.html   (733 words)

  
 Rhinoceros - LoveToKnow 1911
The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), the largest of the Asiatic forms, is the most widely known, from its being exhibited in zoological gardens.
The first rhinoceros seen alive in Europe since the time when these animals, in common with nearly all the large remarkable beasts of both Africa and Asia, were exhibited in the Roman shows, was of this species.
Their sight is very bad; but they are quick of hearing, and their scent is very keen; they are, too, often accompanied by rhinoceros birds, which, by running about their heads, flapping their wings, and screeching at the same time, frequently give them notice of the approach of danger.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Rhinoceros   (1401 words)

  
 Rhinoceros Beetles
"Rhinoceros beetles are the world's strongest animals!" This statement may raise some eyebrows, as we all know that elephants can carry hundreds or thousands of pounds on their backs.
Rhinoceros beetles wear fl armor and have long, large horns sticking out of their heads.
Rhinoceros beetles use their horns for many different things - digging holes in the ground as hideouts, foraging through the heavily littered floor of rain forests, and fighting off other rhinoceros beetles.
www.edhelper.com /AnimalReadingComprehension_41_1.html   (393 words)

  
 CANOE -- JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rhinoceros was conceived in August 1967 by Elektra Records producers Frazier Mohawk (Barry Friedman) and Paul Rothchild as a means to create a 'Supergroup' similar to Mohawk's earlier co-creation, Buffalo Springfield, with Stephen Stills.
Rhinoceros returns to New York to play The Scene, but have to cancel a second show after the sudden, unexpected departure of Penrod.
Rhinoceros' second album, 'Satin Chickens', is released in September 1969 and eventually hits US #105 despite the failure of the single "Back Door".
www.jam.canoe.ca /Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/R/Rhinoceros.html   (1327 words)

  
 Greater Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
The Greater Indian rhinoceros is one of the largest rhinoceroses.
The Indian rhinoceros is a forest dweller and an excellent swimmer.
The Indian rhinoceros is confined to the tall grasslands and riverine forests in the foothills of the Himalayas.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Greater_Indian_Rhinoceros.asp   (255 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Rhinoceros: Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
Rhinoceros exposes the limitations of logic, and absurdity reigns as the dominating force in the universe.
As Berenger says, if one were to read about the rhinoceros events in a newspaper, away from the action, one could be rational and detached, but in the midst of things one can't help getting involved.
As many of the plays from the Theatre of the Absurd go, Rhinoceros is conscious of itself as a play, as when Jean suggests Berenger sees one of Ionesco's plays, but more so in the ways that it forces the audience to recognize the production before them as a play and not as a diversion.
www.sparknotes.com /drama/rhinoceros/themes.html   (1316 words)

  
 Animal Planet :: Corwin's Carnival of Creatures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rhinoceros iguanas that locate a food source (for example, a fruiting bush) will actively defend it from others of their species.
Rhinoceros iguanas are sometimes kept as pets, and in the past have been used as food.
The rhinoceros iguana is threatened by human encroachment on and destruction of its natural habitat.
animal.discovery.com /fansites/jeffcorwin/carnival/lizard/rhinoiguana.html   (760 words)

  
 White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
Unlike the horns of cattle, sheep, and antelopes, the horns of the rhino are not made of bone.
The White rhinoceros has a distinctive hump on the back of its neck that houses the ligament that supports its large head.
The White rhinoceros is also called the Square-lipped rhinoceros because of its broad, flat lip that helps it graze on short grasses.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/White_Rhinoceros.asp   (410 words)

  
 White Rhinoceros
The rhinoceros has weak vision and is able to see a moving person from 90 to 150 ft (30 50m) but is unable to detect a person standing still at 100 feet.
The female rhinoceros is sexually mature at 7 years of age; the male takes longer, becoming mature at the age of 10 to12 years.
By 1895, the white rhinoceros was considered extinct throughout its African range; however there was a small population of 20 to 50 animals that was still living in the Umfolozi region of South Africa.
www.honoluluzoo.org /white_rhinoceros.htm   (4243 words)

  
 Javan rhinoceros - Rhinoceros sondaicus: More Information - ARKive
The critically endangered Javan rhinoceros is one of the rarest large mammals (3).
The name rhinoceros derives from the Greek for 'nose horn', and the Javan rhinoceros has a single horn on the snout that, like all rhinoceros horns, does not have a bony core but is composed of keratin fibres (2).
There are two subspecies; the Indonesian Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus sondaicus) is found in a single population, of between 50 and 60 individuals, within the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java (7).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Rhinoceros_sondaicus/more_info.html   (680 words)

  
 Rhinoceros History
Meanwhile, Rhinoceros' reputation was beginning to spread beyond LA. Advanced tapes sent across the country to the press and to radio VIPs resulted in a flurry of activity that bode well for the future.
Rhinoceros meanwhile earned a second residence at The Scene, before a brief set of Toronto dates were hurriedly arranged to coincide with the release of their debut album.
In May, Rhinoceros embarked on a flurry of activity, the highlight of which was the group's performance at a WNEW-FM radio concert in Central Park on June 13 with BB King and others, where they attracted some 40, 000 people.
www.rhinoceros-group.com /rhino2.htm   (10248 words)

  
 NATURE . Rhinoceros | PBS
With NATURE'S RHINOCEROS, wildlife filmmaker Nigel Marven brings you face-to-face with the world's five species of rhino, each struggling, with varying degrees of success, for their continued survival.
For some rhinos, the future may rely on breeding programs, such as at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, where Sumatran rhinoceros Emi is now nearing the end of her third successful pregnancy, having already given birth to Andalas and Suci, the only two Sumatran rhinos ever to be born in captivity.
RHINOCEROS premieres on PBS Sunday, January 28 at 8 p.m.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/rhino/index.html   (268 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
rhinoceros RHINOCEROS [rhinoceros] massive hoofed mammal of Africa, India, and SE Asia, characterized by a snout with one or two horns.
The tapir is somewhat piglike in appearance; however, it is not related to the pig, but to the horse and the rhinoceros, with which it forms the order of odd-toed hoofed mammals.
In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven; in the odd-toed ungulates, such as the horse and the rhinoceros, it is solid.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/10943.html   (633 words)

  
 Rhinoceros Viper: WhoZoo
The rhinoceros viper, also called the river jack, can grow to be somewhat large in size.
The rhinoceros viper is one of three species of puff adders.
The rhinoceros viper is generally somewhat slow in locomotion.
www.whozoo.org /Anlife99/jasonlip/rhinoviperindex.htm   (626 words)

  
 Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The prior day’s appearance of a rhinoceros becomes the subject of controversy in the office.
Boeuf, the wife of one of the workers, arrives to explain her husband’s absence, more rhinoceroses are seen outside.
When Rhinoceros was first produced in Paris in 1960, Jean Louis Barrault directed the play and took the role of Berenger.
www.culturevulture.net /Theater2/Rhinoceros.htm   (794 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Rhinoceros: Music: Rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rhinoceros was the brainchild of producer Paul Rothchild (Doors, Love), who wanted to put together a supergroup (which was actually the band's name for a short time) of top LA musicians to make a really 'heavy' rock album.
Rhinoceros was a great project, with three killer albums that didn't sell diddly in their day, and thus graced the cutout racks for years.
Despite the fact that Rhinoceros was "conceived" as a studio project, the vocals of John Finley, the guitar of Danny Weis and the organ work of Mike Fonfara are the spearheads by which Rhinoceros advanced.
www.amazon.com /Rhinoceros/dp/B00006B1KX   (1500 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Rhinoceros
Wild Animal Park: northern white rhinos Ceratotherium simum cottoni, southern white rhinos Ceratotherium simum simum, East African fl rhinos Diceros bicornis michaeli, and Indian rhinos may be viewed from the Journey into Africa tour, a Photo Caravan tour, from the Heart of Africa, or along the Kilimanjaro Trail.
Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis— The mouth of the Indian rhino looks like a cross between broad-lipped and hook-lipped.
Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis— This is the smallest and hairiest of the rhinos.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-rhinoceros.html   (1194 words)

  
 rhinoceros
The largest rhinoceros is the one-horned Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis, which has a rough skin, folded into shieldlike pieces; the African rhinoceroses are smooth-skinned and two-horned.
The broad-lipped (‘white’) rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum is actually slaty-grey, with a squarish mouth for browsing grass.
sondaicus is near extinction, as is the two-horned Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0008620.html   (500 words)

  
 Rhinoceros
The rhinoceros finds no place in him into which to thrust its horn, nor the tiger a place in which to fix its claws, nor the weapon a place to admit its point.
Once, the one-horned Indian rhinoceros was found in all the regions of northern Indian drained by the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra rivers.
There are five varieties of rhinoceros in the world classified as two basic species: the African white and the fl rhinos, and the Asian type comprising the Indian rhino, and the Javan and Sumatran rhinos.
www.khandro.net /animal_rhino.htm   (1400 words)

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