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Rhinoceros

This rhinoceros has a low-slung head with twisted ears that lie back along its neck.

Rhinoceros CR 4

XP 1,200

N Large animal

Init +0; Senses scent; Perception +12

Defense

AC 16, touch 9, flat-footed 16 (+7 natural, –1 size)

hp 42 (5d8+20)

Fort +10, Ref +4, Will +2

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee gore +8 (2d6+9)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks powerful charge (gore, 4d6+12)

Statistics

Str 22, Dex 10, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 5

Base Atk +3; CMB +10; CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)

Feats Endurance, Great Fortitude, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Perception +12

Ecology

Environment warm plains

Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–12)

Treasure none

The rhinoceros feeds on leafy plants, branches, and even thorny shrubs. Its thick hide is a mottled gray color, and it can run surprisingly fast for a beast of its size. The rhinoceros is notoriously short-tempered and prone to attacking anything it perceives as approaching too closely (generally within a distance of 80 feet—the distance of a single charge—for most rhinos).

Rhinoceros Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; AC +4 natural; Speed 40 ft.; Attack gore (1d8); Ability Scores Str 14, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 5; Special Qualities scent.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +3 natural armor; Attack gore (2d6); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities powerful charge.

Rhinoceros, Woolly

This large rhinoceros has a shaggy pelt of long, brown fur and a row of immense horns on its snout and brow.

Woolly Rhinoceros CR 6

XP 2,400

N Large animal

Init +0; Senses scent; Perception +15

Defense

AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (+10 natural, –1 size)

hp 76 (8d8+40)

Fort +13, Ref +6, Will +3

Offense

Speed 30 ft.

Melee gore +14 (2d8+13)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks powerful charge (gore, 4d8+18), trample (2d6+13, DC 23)

Statistics

Str 28, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 3

Base Atk +6; CMB +16; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)

Feats Diehard, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Perception +15

Ecology

Environment cold plains

Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–12)

Treasure none

The woolly rhinoceros is an herbivore, though unlike its non-woolly cousin it grazes for food rather than browsing on larger plants. The woolly rhino is legendary for its foul temper, and its size and huge horn give it a ferocious bravery. Any threat (real or perceived) to the rhino or its herd is met with loud bellows and the stomping of feet. Often, those who unwittingly anger a woolly rhino have no time to amend the intrusion before the beast attacks.