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Ancient rhino found in Western Kazakhstan

November 9 2012, 11:43

According to Caspionet, workers of one of the local companies found the remains of an ancient rhinoceros on the Ural River. Eight pieces of bone remains are now kept in the museum to be displayed at exhibition halls shortly after a special treatment is performed. It is believed that these rhinos lived in the Late Pliocene in Eurasia. The Museum's staff has already called the find a big success.

"We have received a confirmation that this rhino is scientifically called Elasmotery Siberian. It dwelt on our territory 2 million years ago. It was about 5 metres in length and 2 metres high with massive and short legs. Its skin was smooth and a little hairy," Marina Murzagaliyeva, senior Museum curator said.

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