Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 6 of 7
 [ 100 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:37 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:09 pm
Posts: 19661
Location: another national park.. in England
:thumbs_up: I thiught the wound looked very similar.

_________________
KUDU's mean Well done and Thank you


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:47 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:35 pm
Posts: 1117
Location: Johannesburg
The rhino on this specific photo seems to be a white rhino(hump, ears , grazing) and according to Imberbe on the other thread, the parasite only attacks black rhino.
I think a rhino would scratch any open wound to try and get rid of the irritation.

_________________
The world is truly round and seems to start and end with those we love...
Nelson Mandela
December '12????
1-6 May '13


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:19 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14228
Location: Pretoria, RSA
This does seem to be a wound caused by some external factor, rather than the parasites. And yes, this is a white rhino which is not targeted by the parasite.

I cannot comment with any certainty on the question whether this was caused by a bullet. If it was a bullet it would have had to be a very small calibre as a bullet of any considerable calibre hitting the rhino at that spot would have caused serious injury.

The hole however looks large, which is strange for an entry wound of a bullet, except if it had festered.

It was quite possibly an injury by another rhino's horn, a stick or something similar. I would think is is probably related to the mark on the body as it is right in line. Probably a major injury of which a part has festered and are being kept open by rubbing or indeed possibly by ox peckers.

Just speculating ... :wink:

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:40 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:27 pm
Posts: 431
Location: Cape Town
Thx Imberbe -- I have seen how oxpeckers can cause incredible frustration for buff with open wounds so I suppose it is the same for rhino on a wound like this :hmz: No respite and one really feels for the animal. Bit off topic but does anyone have any ideas about if there is any possibility oxpeckers could help in a situation such as this by clearing necrotic tissue?? Or will it simply prolong the time the wound remains open? ----


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:30 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14228
Location: Pretoria, RSA
A bit of both. They help and hinder.

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:43 am 
Offline
Guru
Guru
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:42 pm
Posts: 489
Location: South African National Parks (SANParks)
fralanti wrote:
On 17 February 2012 we saw this rhino cow at Marakele at the Bontle camp. She had a wound (gunshot?) on her left side.


We reported it to the personnel, but they did not seem too worried. I hope they are going to investigate and report it as they promised, because to me it looked like a gunshot wound and still fresh. Maybe it was another poaching attempt?

Hi Fralanti

I have spoken to the park manager at Marakele (via email) earlier this week after your message to us and she confirmed that she has passed this information and images on to the rangers in the area who will look for the rhino and investigate.

As soon as I hear anything, I'll get back to you.

Thanks for your images and caring!

_________________
Regards

Danie Pretorius
Manager: Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
South African National Parks (SANParks)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:33 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:28 am
Posts: 14228
Location: Pretoria, RSA
:thumbs_up: Thanks Danie.

_________________
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

Want to know more about the SANParks Honorary Rangers? Visit www.sanparkshr.org


One positive deed is worth more than a thousand critical words.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 8:37 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Pretoria
Thanks to investigation into the matter and a very comprehensive response received from Chris Patton I am happy to report that (in his own words) thanks to "... helpful and informed replies from my colleagues it is the conclusion that there is nothing untoward and the animal is healthy."

Thanks Chris and colleagues for following up!! It is good to know our parks are in good hands.
:clap:

Frits


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 4757
This is impressive, not only from SANParks, but also from you fralanti. :clap:

Hope this is not your last post. :tongue:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:31 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Posts: 42618
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
fralanti wrote:
Thanks Chris and colleagues for following up!! It is good to know our parks are in good hands.
Ditto!!

_________________
Sawubona
Dalene

A roaring lion does not catch any prey - African Proverb


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 8:37 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Pretoria
:redface: :redface:

Well... At least I have taken the first step, and that's a lot for a shy person like me. I've always only been "listening", but now that we feel like "old friends" you may ask me soon to just keep quiet... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Posts: 42618
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
Nah, if you talk too much, we just delete your posts :twisted:

:wink:

Welcome, and please do talk a lot, it will never be too much :D

_________________
Sawubona
Dalene

A roaring lion does not catch any prey - African Proverb


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 4757
DinkyBird wrote:
Nah, if you talk too much, we just delete your posts


Eish, and do I not know all about that one, I have been trying to get to 10000 posts for 3 years now. :tongue:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:58 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Posts: 7745
Location: Portsmouth, England
Nah, DB just resets the count when anyone gets near her record.

Welcome, Fralanti, hope you feel like chattering about your travels. Would love to hear more about Marakele.

_________________
Have you received outstanding service from SANParks staff?
Website Community Choice Awards (Kudu Awards) 2014, post your nominations here


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wounded rhino at Marakele??
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:04 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Posts: 42618
Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
saraf wrote:
Nah, DB just resets the count when anyone gets near her record.
Shhhhht :naughty: There goes my secret :rtm:

_________________
Sawubona
Dalene

A roaring lion does not catch any prey - African Proverb


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 100 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by kcilliers at 08:02:30 Submitted by Anonymous at 08:32:50 Submitted by teddy_rsa at 08:43:34 Submitted by avidspotter at 15:34:36