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

Elasmotherium ("Thin Plate Beast"), also nicknamed 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, weighed up to 5 tons, and possessed only one single, 2 meter-long horn. They lived during the Ice Age, in Europe. It is famous for its large horn on its head, which is how it got its nickname, the "Big-Horned Rhinoceros".



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


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.

Journal EntryEdit

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

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

— Allen, in his Journal, about Elasmotherium