Woolly Rhinos

Woolly Rhino. Photo by Janet McKnight.
Woolly Rhino. Photo by Janet McKnight.

Today, rhinoceroses only exist in Africa and Asia and are all quite naked in appearance. Yet, during the frigid Ice Age, rhinos were quite common in Europe as well, and their bodies were covered in long, thick hair. These hairy rhinos were known as woolly rhinoceroses.

Woolly rhinoceroses were not unlike modern rhinos in behavior, using their horns for defense and attracting mates. They  were herbivorous and grazed on the arid steppe-tundras that existed across Eurasia at the time.