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 Post subject: Re: Rhino's in the north
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:10 pm 
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Thanks Radman , yeah , maybe I should :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:46 pm 
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The following report appeared on Facebook:
``This morning a lady phoned into our talk station, 702 to say they have just witnessed a Rhino near Crocodile Bridge die and had appeared to have been shot. They phoned the camp to be told there was NO one there to come out due to a strike. Next thing a man appeared from the bush with a rifle and indicated that he was waiting for the poachers. Last week I told you how the army was driving bat out of hell along Skukuza and Lower Crocodile, surely they could have called the army in...makes me think of who else is in the pay packets of these thugs/poachers? I am feeling sick in my stomach as we are sure we saw this Rhino as he had a wonderful horn and is often seen in this area.''

Decades ago when elephant poaching for ivory reached epidemic proportions in places like Tsavo, East Africa, it was found that government officials were heavily involved, mostly parks officials and politicians....

After the arrest of 4 parks officials recently in Kruger, and the arrest of a Chinese who had millions of Rands worth of rhino horn in Cape Town last week, I am starting to wonder if the same problem is not facing us too...
(NB NO offence to 99% courageous, faithful officials, but concerned about the minority who could be corrupt!)

On my last trip to Kruger in December, this rare moment gave us hope

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now I wonder how long it will last!

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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It is such a pitty that groups of rhinos are not a regular sighting any more. A special sighting indeed and thanks for sharing it with us :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino's in the north
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Hi okie, only found your post now. I`ve seen this rhino at Mooiplaas water hole October 2007. Another car drove up to me and said i should stay clear of the Rhino. He said a park ranger told him when this Rhino was younger it charged a vehicle and this is how it got injured, how true this is i do`nt know.


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 Post subject: Re: Rhino's in the north
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Friend and Forumite Kallis should post on here. He has seen fleeting skittish rhino around Mphongolo area.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino's in the north
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Location: Johannesburg - where they cut down trees and name streets after them.
Guys, I know these pics are from years ago but please don't mention rhino locations? :)
We never know who reads here. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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could some of the experts help me determine if these are males, females or both?



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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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I don't mind what the sexes were (although I could identify at least two males positively) - but what a nice video to make you long for the bush.

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Took this photo of a White Rhino somewhere under African Skies...

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The calf of a White Rhino always walks in-front off his mother. When he is still young, the mother of the calf will steer him softly with her horn.

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Took another photo of a White Rhino somewhere under African Skies...


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The smell and hearing senses of a White Rhino is excellent, but they can't see very good.

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Took another photo of a White Rhino somewhere under African Skies...

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In summer the White Rhino drinks water everyday, even twice a day. In winter they will drink only every second day, even every fourth day.

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Somewhere in KNP .....

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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White Rhino in love! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Hello everyone.
Last year I saw these two rhinos in Kruger.
The second is clearly a white rhino, but the first one was much smaller and darker, which makes me doubt if it's a black rhinoceros, but I could not see his mouth wide.
What do you think?
Thank you very much.

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