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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:14 pm 
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Can anyone identify this cub for more please? there were two together hiding by the side of the road, we guessed either jackal cubs or maybe fox?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Perhaps a Black backed jackal pup Slow Mo. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:21 pm 
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warthog or bush pig? (I have yet to see the latter so please bare with me - I am a bit confused but I can't see any warts on this big, although I am still convinced it is a warthog)

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Yes 100% warthog.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Can you give me little help with this creature. I was told it is a Cane Rat, can you confirm ? Then can you tell me if it is a native in Kruger or a feral out of the cane fields. Seen at about 5.00pm on a gravel road near Pretorius Kop. About 25cm long, excluding the tail and rather solid looking.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi Dijo - :thumbs_up: I would agree with Cane Rat They do occur naturally in Kruger.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hey,

In december 2014 my girlfriend an I where on holiday in South Africa for three weeks. We stayed for two days in Hluhluwe an came across this beautiful animal. Know I was wandering if it could be een Black Rhino. Never seen one in de wild. Waited for more the 15 min, but is was laying in the water with it's calf and couldn't get a better picture.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130721293@N02/15668198253/


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:03 am 
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Hi Janus ... congrats on your 1st post :thumbs_up: Hopefully the 1st of many more to come! :)

To answer your question ... the only "sure" way to determine which rhino it is you can look at 2 things ..

1. The lips .. the white rhino lips are more square vs the hook lip of a black rhino.
2. The way they eat ... White rhino's will eat grass and smaller plants from the ground while black rhinos will eat the leaves etc from bushes and trees >>
3. (I know I said 2 .. but with a baby you can also look at the following) The white rhino baby will run in front of the mother when fleeing while the black rhino will run behind the mother.

Since neither one is available in the picture I'm going to go on my experience from seeing them in the bush.

I'm not sure you are gonna be happy with me but to me it looks like a White Rhino. The reason I'm saying this is because of the big hump on the back of the neck. The ears also look a bit too much like it's a white rhino and they are noticeably larger than black rhino. The head also seems to be more in proportion to the body whereas a black rhino's head usually seems a bit smaller in relation to the body.

Hope this helps .. sorry I could not let it be a Black Rhino :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Thanks, There was a little hope that It could be an black rhino.


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