DF2014:Rhinoceros

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Rhinoceros

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Urist likes rhinoceroses for their horns.
Biome

Variations

Rhinoceros - Rhinoceros man - Giant rhinoceros

Attributes

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Grazer · Exotic pet · Breeding

Trainable:    War 

Size
Child: 300,000 cm3
Adolescent: 1,500,000 cm3
Adult: 3,000,000 cm3

Age
Adult at: 10
Max age: 40-50
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x5)

Food items

Meat 45-156
Fat 12-32
Brain 3-4
Heart 1-2
Lungs 6-8
Intestines 9-13
Liver 3-4
Kidneys 2-4
Tripe 3-4
Sweetbread 1-2
Eyes 2
Spleen 1-2

Raw materials

Bones 40-48
Skull 1
Teeth 1
Horns 2
Skin Raw hide

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Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A huge herbivore with thick plated skin and powerful build. It is known for the thick horns on the end of its nose.


Morphological differences notwithstanding, rhinoceroses are essentially small elephants. On their own they are one of the largest land-based creatures in the game. Like elephants, they are found in tropical biomes often in small herds and can be tamed and trained by an animal trainer. As a war animal, their large size and gore attacks make them an extremely fearsome threat.

[edit] Combat

Rhinoceroses are dangerous animals with thick layers of skin and fat, insulating them against damage. A piercing weapon like a pike or spear works best for killing them, as non piercing weapon, such as bronze axes tend to just cut their fat without causing any serious damage quickly. Wrestling chokeholds can also kill them since it bypasses their layers of protection, though a truly impressive wrestler is needed to quickly overcome such a massive foe.

Rhinoceroses can be useful for training up skills; since they resist damage so well, you'll be able to fight them for a long time before they die. Or you could just make your soldiers spar for a year or two, while letting more experienced and well-armed soldiers handle serious threats like these, but that wouldn't be fun.

Rhinos usually have no problem hurting you. Their horns are very dangerous to a new adventurer.

Admired for their horns
Size Comparison
Estimated Rhinoceros Size Comparison.
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