The rhino’s journey through time began about 55 million years ago when, not long after the demise of the dinosaurs, the first perissodactyls emerged. We don’t really know how these odd-toed browsing mammals evolved, but we are sure that their early representatives were the ancestors of all horses, rhinos and tapirs.

Photo credit: David Yarrow
Image Title: The Departed
Updated date: August 21, 2019