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 Post subject: Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:50 pm 
You were indeed very lucky to see a black rhino and therefor all of the comments are applicable.


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 Post subject: Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?
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Mars, if I'm not wrong those are mating wounds. Rhino's tend to be rather rough when mating and you often see the females with such wounds on both sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?
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GReat sighting Mars, irrespective of the 'wounds'.

I have been to Kruger twenty twice and have yet to see my first blackie there :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Great sightings Mars :D and I am sorry to be the one to say this :wall: , but surely we shouldn't be specifying where rhino's are seen in the knp, because they are being poached???


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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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We met this Blackie 4 weeks ago . It was an amazing feeling. It was so close to our car that we could here the chewing of the branches and leaves.........

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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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This was my 1st sighting of Black Rhino in the Kruger , taken on 11/7/ 2009 .
A few weeks later and he was killed by Lions.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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Why is this boy so thin? I was very sad on my recent visit that we didn't see a SINGLE Rhino (black or white). Went to Orpen & Satara, is this strange?


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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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Spinnekop , He was very old :( , on his last legs so to speak ....

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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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Not often nowadays that you hear of a Rhino dying of old age. Still sad but better than being killed for your horn.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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29 November 2011 in the KNP

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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:16 pm 
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My good fortune with black rhinos continues.
During my just completed trip in November I was blessed with 2 sightings of this magnificent creature.
One I was able to photograph and the second one scampered off before I could pick my camera up.
This one below was photographed late in the evening as I was driving back to camp.
It was overcast and the light was very weak.
Out the corner of my eye I saw this rhino in the distance walking towards the road when I realised it was a blackie.
He/she kept coming closer and I kept clicking away.
When it realised something was in its way (my 4x4) it snorted and charged my vehicle.
When it realised the car was not moving out the way, it stopped in its tracks, snorted and turned around and disappeared back into the bush.
My day was made, my trip was made.

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These two sightings brought my total sightings of black rhinos over the past 13 months to 8 of which 7 have been photographed.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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"Our" big boy. I still get the chills just thinking of this sighting. :)
BTW, it was SO's birthday pressie. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Encounter with 2 Black Rhino's
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I just added the story at the Travel Tales forum...but for the ones not reading stories but like to see Black Rhino ...here a summary...

Even it helps just 0,0001 percent against poaching I will not mention the exact loction of this encounter. Let’s say it was somewhere in the south

Enjoy this sighting with me

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Mother was getting a bit closer , where was her child ?

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There… the youngster was following mom…. As it should be and is described with Black Rhino… child walks Behind mother as one of the differences with white rhino where the babies / youngsters are walking in front of the mother

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Mother was still walking slowly towards us

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Again coming a bit closer …this was maximum… and really… heart pounding… fighting against going away…and making close-up… At that moment stories about attacking / aggressive black rhino’s are going like a flash through your mind… but she was relaxed we stayed…

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A few last pictures of posing mother and younster before they left into the bush… It almost looked like saying goodbye

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Byeee Black Rhino’s … Thank youuuuu !!

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Many other pictures of last en other trips:
My Wildlife Photography Site
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 Post subject: Re: Black Rhino
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Our 2nd blackie ever!

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