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Coelodonta

Woolly rhino with Megaloceros

Woolly Rhino, Mammoths and Irish Elk from a scene in "Walking with Beasts"

The woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) also lived in northern Eurasia and probably survived the last glacial period only to be hunted into extinction. They had a woolly coat, small ears and eyes which are all adaptations for the cold. They had two horns; the longer front one was up to one meter long but rather flat, suggesting that they used their horn to scrape away snow to get to the grass and other vegetation they grazed on. They stood at two meter high at the shoulder and could weigh as much as 2500 kilograms. Fossil finds have been across Europe with some preserved specimens found in Poland and Siberia. (39)