Elasmotherium was a large animal, about 20 feet (6 meters) long, 6½ feet (2 meters) high, and weighing around 5 tons. Its most distinctive feature was a single 6 foot (2 meter) horn on its forehead.
Although it is not that Elasmotherium was a herbivore (plant-eater), details of how it lived its life are still debate. One hypothesis is that it lived on the steppe, another is that it preferred riparian (river margin) habitats. There is some evidence in support of both hypotheses, so it is also possible that it lived in both habitats.
Elasmotherium were herbivorous (plant-eating) mammals that lived between 1.6 million years ago and the recent past
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