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The Rhinoceros in Captivity
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Kugler Publications
Publication date September 8, 1998
Pages 409
Binding Hardcover
ISBN-13 9789051031348
ISBN-10 9051031343
Dimensions 8.39 by 11.81 in.
Weight 3 lbs.
Original list price $0.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The earliest available records show that the rhinoceros was seen in the arenas in Rome and at the courts of the Chinese rulers about 2000 years ago. When zoological gardens and travelling menageries became fashionable in the 19th century, the rhinoceros was imported more frequently. At least 2439 rhinoceroses have been exhibited around the world in 501 collections located in 79 countries. Each specimen which could be traced has been included in the present work, arranged by species and location. The Indian Rhinoceros was first signalled in Europe in 1515 and, since then, 397 animals have been exhibited outside their native habitat. The Javan Rhinoceros has rarely been seen in captivity, and only 22 specimens could be traced. Ninety-six specimens of the Sumatran Rhinoceros have been seen. The African Black Rhinoceros has been presented by 775 specimens since 1870, and the White Rhinoceros by 1105 examples since 1960. This book details where each animal came from, when it arrived and how long it survived, and also how many animals were born. It is illustrated by 166 photographs which were taken in many of the collections throughout the world. The author was assisted in his task of compiling this information by Mr. Marvin Jones, Dr. H.-G. Klös and Mr. R.J. Reynolds III. Marvin Jones, former registrar of the San Diego Zoo, reviewed the data of animals living in zoos throughout the world. Dr. Klös, former director of the (West) Berlin Zoo, who has a long-standing interest in the rhinoceros, assembled a comprehensive collection at his zoo, and initiated the studbooks for the two African species. R.J. Reynolds III completed the first lists of rhinoceroses held in captivity in the 1950s and continued to accumulate information on the subjects.

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