Sumatran Rhinoceros Skull Replica
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Sumatran Rhinoceros Skull Replica measures 16.5 inches. Sumatran Rhinoceros Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Sumatran rhinoceros, hairy rhinoceros, Asian two-horned rhinoceros or Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, is a rare member of the family Rhinocerotidae and one of five extant species of rhinoceros. It is the only extant species of the genus Dicerorhinus.
The Sumatran rhinoceros or Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is the smallest rhinoceros, although it is still a large mammal; it stands 3.67–4.76 ft. high at the shoulder, with a head-and-body length of 7.7 to 10.4 ft. and a tail of 14 to 28 in.
The weight is reported to range from 1,100 to 2,200 lbs., averaging 1,540–1,760 lbs. Like both African species, it has two horns; the larger is the nasal horn, typically 5.9 to 9.8 in., while the other horn is typically a stub. A coat of reddish-brown hair covers most of the Sumatran rhinoceros or Dicerorhinus sumatrensis body.
Members of the species once inhabited rainforests, swamps, and cloud forests in India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. In historical times, they lived in southwest China, particularly in Sichuan.
They are now critically endangered, with only five substantial populations in the wild: four in Sumatra and one in Borneo. Their numbers are difficult to determine because they are solitary animals that are widely scattered across their range, but they are estimated to number fewer than 80.
The Sumatran rhinoceros or Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is a mostly solitary animal except for courtship and offspring-rearing. It is the most vocal rhinoceros species and also communicates through marking soil with its feet, twisting saplings into patterns, and leaving excrement. The species is much better studied than the similarly reclusive Javan rhinoceros, in part because of a program that brought 40 Sumatran rhinoceros into captivity with the goal of preserving the species.
The Sumatran rhinoceros or Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is now considered to be locally extinct in that country, and only survives in Indonesia. There are fewer than 80 left in existence. According to the World Wildlife Fund, their numbers are 30.
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