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Rare video: Elephant clashes with Rhino and the winner is….

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A rare video shared by Indian Forest Service officer and wildlife enthusiast Susanta Nanda shows a fight between an elephant and a rhino in the forest. The titled: Clash of Titans starts with the two powerful beasts in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation. The rhino makes the first move and charges at the elephant. But after retreating tactfully, the elephant launches a counter-charge and sends the rhino toppling over. The rhino then realises that he has been overpowered by the bigger adversary and beats a hasty retreat.

Rhinos are sometimes described as tanks of the jungle; they have massive bodies with shorter legs and thick, tough skin that resembles armor. But, the most defining feature is their large horn protruding from their head. This horn can reach lengths of 5 feet or more. Elephants have the advantage of longer legs and heavier weight and tusks to back it up. However, the rhino can run much faster.

Both rhinos and elephants are at the top of the food chain and do not have any real predators. However, they are sought by poachers for their horns and tusks respectively.