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Fossils of a 20 million-year-old giant rhino restored in SW China


Experts have pieced together the fossil remains of a 20 million-year-old giant rhino at a museum in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Fossils of a 20 million-year-old giant rhino restored in SW China
Fossils of a 20 million-year-old giant rhino restored in SW China

Judging from its skeleton, which is 8.8 meters in length, 4.2 meters in height, and 2 meters in width, it is estimated that it weighed more than 20 tons when it was alive.

Fossils of a 20 million-year-old giant rhino restored in SW China
Fossils of a 20 million-year-old giant rhino restored in SW China

The large rhino got stuck in mud before it died, palaeontological experts inferred. In March, the rhino skeleton will be shipped to a museum in Wuhan, central China.

The restoration project took three years and 1.5 million yuan to complete.

Source: People's Daily Online [February 13, 2018]

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