The Spider Flower and Greater One-Horned Rhinos

Spider flower (Cleome sp.)

Spider flower (Cleome sp.)

The spider flower (Cleome sp.), originally from the tropics of South America, is a popular landscape plant in Europe and North America.  It is also an invasive species introduced to India’s Kaziranga National Park, where greater one-horned rhinos include it in their diet and spread it in their dung piles, which are known as middens.

Rhino midden

Greater One-horned rhino

Greater One-horned rhino

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