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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
Unread postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:52 pm 
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Great sighting and what an impressive horn - good to hear that she is being monitored. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
Unread postPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:05 pm 
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I know this female - saw her a number of times!

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
Unread postPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Here are some old pics (sorry, they're terrible quality and scanned), but they're of a group of 22 white rhino - some were in the road, some off in the veld to the left and some out towards the right!! It was hard to capture all of them, but here are some shots!! It was in about 2000 (was one of the most amazing rhino sightings we've ever had!)


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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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And then here is a more recent one.

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Lovely photo of the young one......looks like he wants to comment on something!
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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Thanks vlakvarkvrou - It was so cute and was quite inquisitive. It looks like a sulking child!

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:22 am 
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Richprins wrote:
Yes, okie!

Ironically, the longest but thinnest horns often occur on the females!

There was a regular around Mestel Dam many years back we used to call "Sarah Kromhoring"...she died of old age.

The bulls have the heaviest horns, and poachers target that.

Remember, they get paid by the weight...



I believe that apart from the one we sighted , that currently there is indeed another female with a horn that is even longer . She apparently ranges in an area about 50 kilometers from the one in my picture .

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
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A few large horned ones , notice the one on the left ?

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
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Very very nice Ndloti :thumbs_up: That one on left seems to have a thicker horn and probably a bull :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
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I haven't seen rhinos with such long horns in Kruger before. Really fine specimens.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
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Yes , really fine specimens , very skittish though . Whats even more fine about it was that we were alone with them for a few minutes till they ran off , the cars engine was turned off as well .

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino with long horn
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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Beautiful pics everyone :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Question re Rhino marking near Croc Bridge
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I was in Kruger this past weekend and noticed a couple of the white rhinos near croc bridge had markings on them as if someone had taken a purple marker and drawn on them. One in particular had a huge cross on its back. Could anyone explain what this would be for? Could they possible be marked for capture and release into other parks?


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