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Rhinoceros, Woolly

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 172 (15d10 + 90)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21 (+5) 10 (+0) 22 (+6) 3 (–4) 13 (+1) 2 (–4)

Skills Perception +7
Senses passive Perception 17
Languages
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Improved Critical. Gore attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20.
  • Keen Smell. The woolly rhinoceros has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Charge. If the woolly rhinoceros moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 9 (2d8) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the woolly rhinoceros can make one stomp attack against it as a bonus action.

Actions

  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Stomp. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (2d12 + 5) piercing damage.

About

This creature has massive legs and a stout body with a thick coat of brown fur. From the tip of its elongated nose rise two curving horns.

The woolly rhino is an herbivore of the Pleistocene Epoch, feeding mainly on various plants, nuts, berries, and bark, as well as large quantities of water. Thus, it is usually found in areas plentiful with water, such as riverbanks, lakes, and even marshes and swamps. The woolly rhino usually forages in the morning, so encounters are more common at this time. It is mostly a solitary creature, though chance encounters at a common foraging area may lead to encounters with more than one creature. Herds tend to gather near watering grounds, with the females surrounding the young.

Woolly rhinos mate during the late summer or early fall. Gestation lasts about 450 days after which time the female gives birth to a single calf.

Calves are dependent on their mother for about the first two years of their life. Around three years of age, the calf becomes completely independent and reaches maturity by age five.

The woolly rhino averages about 11 feet long and has two ivory horns, the longest averaging about three feet in length. Its body is covered with a thick layer of black, brown, ruddy, or yellowish-brown fur that enable it to withstand its harsh climate. The creature has poor eyesight and relies on its senses of hearing and smell to locate sources of food and warn of impending danger.

The woolly rhino is generally passive but reacts violently if it or its herd is threatened. It attacks by goring and trampling its foes, often opening combat with a charge.

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