Indian Rhinoceros (Britains Zoo 908)

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Indian Rhinoceros (Britains Zoo 908)

Indian Rhinoceros, Britains Zoo No908 (BritCat 1940).jpg Rhinoceros unicornis (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Indian Rhinoceros, from the Britains Zoo range, probably pre-war, catalogue number 908.

Giulia: " This model represents how a rhinoceros can be proud. It is all grey except its white horn. Its body is wrinkled and people can see its ribs."

1940 catalogue description

" These armour-plated giants come from India, in parts of which they are fairly populous. Despite their size and power, they are rather timorous animals, although when aroused, they can inflict much damage with their tusks, which are composed not of ivory like the elephant, but of a mass of closely-grown fibrous hair. They are vegetable feeders only. "