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Elasmotherium caucasicum

高加索板齿犀(Elasmotherium caucasicum)
Elasmotherium which stood, on average, 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) high and 6 metres (20 ft) long, with a single two-meter-long horn in the forehead. The animal may have weighed up to 7 tonnes (7.7 short tons). Its legs were longer than those of other rhinos and were designed for galloping, giving it a horse-like gait. It was probably a fast runner, in spite of its size. Its teeth were similar to those of horses, and it probably grazed low herbs
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I remember falling in love with Elasmotherium after seeing it on Prehistoric Park (Though I believe that specimen was E. sibiricum rather than E. caucasicum) and this representation perfectly shows why. It is a stunning creature, from the rather unique horn to the delightful fur coat. It is simply magnificent.

I wish that we would focus on the revivification on this species rather than Woolly Mammoths, which would both both harder to control and harder to transfer to wherever the scientific community elects as suitable for them. I mean, just imagine going to Siberia and seeing a few of these walking around. Sadly, it probably will not happen and I will settle for mammoths, which let's face it is not a bad substitute.