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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Anja Barnard » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:42 am

We saw this last week somewhere in Kruger. Very special

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:38 pm

what a superb sighting :dance: :clap:
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:55 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Stunning!! Thank you for sharing!!
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Carol g » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:21 pm

What a fantastic sighting, :clap: :clap: you're so lucky, thanks for sharing :gflower:
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby JeanniR » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:15 pm

Stunning pic Anja! :clap: :clap:

We also found black rhinos during our December holiday in KNP. For the first time in years :dance:
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby wmahon465 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:24 pm

Over the past 7 trips, we never saw Black Rhino but this year we saw 5 including this one which was not at all nervous walking towards rthe car and slowly crossing the road in front.


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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:05 pm

That is one stunning :cam: of the Blackie , wmahon465. :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby wmahon465 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:06 pm

Was in Kruger late Jan, saw my first blackies:

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Next day saw 2 more .

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:40 am

You lucky monkey!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:44 pm

Very lucky indeed!

In all my trips to various SANParks' parks, provincial parks and private reserves over the years, I have still never seen a Black Rhino. That is even having driven roads where they are "guaranteed"! I know it is "right place, right time", but I think my time should be coming soon - I've tried long enough now!

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