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Re: Rhino with long horn

Unread postby Johan N » Wed May 19, 2010 7:52 pm

Great sighting and what an impressive horn - good to hear that she is being monitored. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Rhino with long horn

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed May 19, 2010 8:05 pm

I know this female - saw her a number of times!
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat May 29, 2010 9:57 pm

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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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat May 29, 2010 10:05 pm

And then here is a more recent one.

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sat May 29, 2010 11:26 pm

BF,
Lovely photo of the young one......looks like he wants to comment on something!
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby BushFairy » Sun May 30, 2010 10:03 am

Thanks vlakvarkvrou - It was so cute and was quite inquisitive. It looks like a sulking child!
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Re: Rhino with long horn

Unread postby okie » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:22 am

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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Re: Rhino with long horn

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:28 pm

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

Unread postby okie » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:32 pm

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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Re: Rhino with long horn

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:41 pm

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

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:17 pm

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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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Re: Rhino with long horn

Unread postby okie » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:21 pm

:clap: :clap:
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Wild about cats » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:18 pm

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Spotted Cat » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Beautiful pics everyone :clap: :clap:

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Question re Rhino marking near Croc Bridge

Unread postby SamDrake » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:50 pm

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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