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White Rhinoceros v Borneo Pygmy Elephant
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White Rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum
The White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. White Rhinoceroses are found in grassland and savannah habitat. Herbivore grazers that eat grass, preferring the shortest grains, the White Rhinoceros is one of the largest pure grazers. White Rhinoceroses produce sounds which include a panting contact call, grunts and snorts during courtship, squeals of distress, and deep bellows or growls when threatened. Threat displays (in males mostly) include wiping its horn on the ground and a head-low posture with ears back, combined with snarl threats and shrieking if attacked. The White Rhinoceros is quick and agile and can run 50 km/h (31 mph). The White Rhinoceros is the world's largest land mammal after the three species of elephant. It has a massive body and large head, a short neck and broad chest. The head and body length is 3.4 to 4.2 m (11 to 14 ft), with the tail adding another 37 to 71 cm (15 to 28 in). Shoulder height is 1.5 to 2 m (4 ft 10 in to 6 ft 7 in). Weight in this animal typically ranges from 1,360 to 3,630 kg (3,000 to 8,000 lb). The male, averaging 2,300 kg (5,100 lb) is slightly heavier than the female, at an average of 1,700 kg (3,700 lb). The largest recorded White Rhinoceros was about 4,500 kg (9,900 lb). On its snout it has two horn-like growths, one behind the other. These are made of solid keratin, in which they differ from the horns of bovids (cattle and their relatives), which are keratin with a bony core, and deer antlers, which are solid bone. The front horn is larger and averages 90 cm (35 in) in length, reaching as much as 150 cm (59 in).

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Borneo Pygmy Elephant - Elephas maximus borneenis
The Borneo elephant, also called the Borneo pygmy elephant, is a subspecies of Asian elephant that inhabits northeastern Borneo, in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its origin remains the subject of debate. A definitive subspecific classification as Elephas maximus borneensis awaits a detailed range-wide morphometric and genetic study. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.

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(02-14-2019, 12:25 AM)Sky Lemon Panther Wrote: Borneo Pygmy Elephant vs White Rhinoceros
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I can’t find any data on the elephant’s weight, maybe the African forest elephant should’ve been used instead. It seems like this elephant isn’t big enough to effectively use its size, the only really advantage it has over a rhino
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#3
Indian rhinos have wounded female elephants. Given that, the white rhino wins.
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(02-14-2019, 09:48 PM)ScottishWildcat Wrote: I can’t find any data on the elephant’s weight, maybe the African forest elephant should’ve been used instead. It seems like this elephant  isn’t big enough to effectively use its size, the only really advantage it has over a rhino

That would be a mismatch in favour of the elephant, I wanna put the biggest rhino species against the smallest elephant species to make it more fair.

The elephant here weighs only 200kg more then rhino on average.
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#5
white rhino wins, elephant dnt have any advantage over white rhino.
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#6
Could rhino possibly be strongest herbivore pound for pound?
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#7
I would say pigs and tapirs could give them a run for their money, but maybe, I’m not qualified enough to say
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Sky Lemon Panther Wrote:That would be a mismatch in favour of the elephant

I would not consider it a mismatch. 

"No study has focused on the body mass of L. cyclotis, but an average African forest elephant male of 220 cm at the shoulders should be around 2000 kg as its body shape is very similar to that of L. africana."

Source: Shoulder height, body mass, and shape of proboscideans

In regards to this match up, the elephant does not have a size advantage significant enough nor does it posses tusks capable enough of killing the rhinoceros.
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(02-18-2019, 05:36 AM)Mammuthus Wrote:
Sky Lemon Panther Wrote:That would be a mismatch in favour of the elephant

I would not consider it a mismatch. 

"No study has focused on the body mass of L. cyclotis, but an average African forest elephant male of 220 cm at the shoulders should be around 2000 kg as its body shape is very similar to that of L. africana."

Source: Shoulder height, body mass, and shape of proboscideans

In regards to this match up, the elephant does not have a size advantage significant enough nor does it posses tusks capable enough of killing the rhinoceros.

But an african elephant is nearly four times it's size. Plus they have longer tusks then their asian cousins.
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(05-10-2019, 05:38 PM)Sher Khan Wrote: 2 white rhinos vs African elephant

I dont think White Rhino's fight Cooperatively. We do have this however!
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