ASIA

INDIAN RHINOCEROS

Rhinoceros unicornis

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What I find intriguing about the Indian rhinoceros—also called the greater one-horned rhinoceros—is that despite being a 4,400-pound (1,995 kg) herbivore with armor-like skin, they can also be surprisingly maneuverable once set into action. In order to capture the subtle menace of this beast, I built the sculpture with its horn poised and a foreleg raised, as if it were a second away from charging.

• The Indian rhinoceros is found mainly in the grasslands of Nepal and northern India.

• Indian rhinos are known to reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) when charging, so running away from ...

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