Elasmotherium, a prehistoric rhinoceros twice the size of modern rhinos.
— Allen, describing Elasmotherium

Elasmotherium ("Thin Plate Beast"), also called the Big-Horned Rhinoceros, is an extinct genus/species of prehistoric ice age giant woolly rhinoceros indigenous to North America and native to Siberia during the Pleistocene epochs. It could reach 2 meters tall, more than 4 meters long, and possessed only one single, metre-long horn. They lived during the Ice Age, in Europe. It is famous for its large horn on its head.



Elasmotherium lived during the Late Pleistocene, over 150 thousand years ago. About 130,000 years ago, the Elasmotheriums became extinct when the climates got warmer and their habitats disappear.


A larger species of prehistoric Rhinoceros compared to the smaller Woolly Rhinoceros, Elasmotherium was twice the size of modern rhinos, weighing up to five tons. These creatures sometimes ate some of the same food Mammoths ate. One of the good things is these Rhinos, if you were downwind of them, they had very, very poor eyesight, so they had to get very close to see you. But if they did, they could charge, and their horns were formidable. It was as long as a man is tall, nearly two meters. And they would have no hesitation about charging and impaling even their own kind with that horn.

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Known for being nicknamed the big-horned rhinoceros, Elasmotherium was one of the largest prehistoric rhinos that ever lived. It had a horn as long as a man stands tall and this rhino weighs up to five tons. However, like all rhinos, Elasmotherium appears to have really poor eyesight.

These animals also appear to be solitary creatures, animals used to being on their own.