Animals' world. 2018-1986

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France. Ile-de-France region. Paris. A woman stands below the sculpture of a rhinoceros by Alfred Jacquemart (1824-1896) outside the Musée d'Orsay. A cast iron sculpture of a height of 2.86 meters and a a width of 2.29 meters. The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris and is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915. Rhinoceros, often abbreviated as rhino, is a group of five extant species of knee-less, odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to southern Asia. The rhinoceros family is characterized by its large size (one of the largest remaining megafauna), with all of the species able to reach one tonne or more in weight. 25.11.88 © 1988 Didier Ruef