A single Woolly Rhino tooth displayed on a custom-made stand. There are partial root extensions and a "funny face" pattern on top!
Measurements on stand: ~4" tall x 2-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" deep, without stand: 2-3/4" tall x 2" wide x 1-1/2" deep
Location: Siberia, Russia
Time Period: 30,000 years old
Wooly Rhinos or " Dicerorhinus kirahbergensis" was a gigantic beast that roamed the tundras of both the European and Asian continents during the Pleistocene period. Wooly Rhinos averaged over 4 meters long, 2-3 tons in weight and up to 2 meters tall! Their front horns could grow up 2 feet in lenght and were used to attract mates and to defend itself. As their name indicates, Wooly Mammoths were covered with a thick layer of fur. This in combination with their stocky build and thick shorter legs helped enable them to adapt to climatic changes. But, of course they needed to migrate as needed.
Wholly Rhino specimens are extremely rare. They are even rare in Europe. Many European Wooly Rhino specimens are normally discovered in and around gravel pits. However, many specimens are dug up and crushed along with the gravel before anyone can retrieve them.
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