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Re: Question re Rhino marking near Croc Bridge

Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:33 pm

I am fairly sure the rhinos had been captured for some reason. I have been on a few of these, and the vets spray an antiseptic/antibiotic on any open wounds/scatches they see. It is coloured purple so they can see where it has been applied.

Maybe the cross was to ensure they could find that particular rhino again from the air.....or avoid it for some reason. Some rhinos do not take well to capture and will refuse to eat in the bomas and have to be released again - perhaps it was one of these and they need to be sure they do not capture it again?????? Many reasons are possible, of course!
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Re: Question re Rhino marking near Croc Bridge

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:40 pm

EJ is correct. :thumbs_up:

It would not be to mark them for capture. To do that marking, they would have to be darted and marked, released and then re darted within a short time, and captured. Darting an animal is not good for its health and it is done only when absolutely necessary.

Animals which are captured for release in other parks are captured and held in a boma until they are transported.
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Re:The Poached White Rhino

Unread postby Wildafri » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:27 am


We saw these two Rhinos about a month ago. Sadly, when we went to check up on them, we got the news that one of them was poached. Poaching is an increasing problem facing South Africa’s rhinoceros population. Only about 11,000 white rhinos survive in the wild, and many organizations are working to protect this much loved animal.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby ossendryver » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:26 pm

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Re: Question re Rhino marking near Croc Bridge

Unread postby vaughng » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:52 pm

its most likely to show identifacation if it has either been tagged or vaccinated so that they dont do it again

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Lanzerac » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:56 pm

I just cant comprehend how anyone can just walk up to a beautiful beast like this and shoot a magazine of AK-47 bullets into it and watch it slowly die in order to cut half its face off



Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:50 pm

Strange behaviour a year ago.

This rhino was enjoying its mud bath, and got chased out by the buff on the right...actually touched!


So it went after the other buff!


(All pretty much slow motion...not exactly a fight to the death! :lol: )


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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Richprins » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:26 pm

These must be the stupidest animals in Kruger, just my opinion! :tongue:

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:46 pm

Complete rhino with baby! Near ****** (Kruger) beginning July 2011.

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:53 pm

A photo from the future! :lol:

People, please remember to leave out the locations!
SANParks wrote:Dear forumites,

In your trip reports and general input on the forums, please do not refer to rhinos or other endangered species if the info may contribute to putting these animals at risk.

Aside from rhinos you should think of nesting places of rare birds like Pel's fishing owl and animals that run the risk of being poached. When in doubt please contact a moderator.

Please respect the sensitivity of this subject, and help us raise awareness in this regard.

For more info please read here: Media Release: War on rhino poaching still on.

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby adw » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:18 pm

Bobbi, that is a beautiful moment that you have captured with your camera. :clap: :clap: I have seen baby rhinos before but not as small as that one. It cannot be older than a couple of days. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Jock » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:28 pm

In my opinion the sighting boards need to have rhino sightings removed as they are more dangerous to these wonderful animals, then by forum members mentioning it's location several weeks later. In our recent trip all sighting boards still had pins for rhino sightings which are current and would make it easy for poachers.
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Re: - P O A C H I N G -

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:37 am

I don't know if is the best and the good place :redface: ... BUT

please "try" to don't put the place of the Rhinos, White or Black, you saw in the park... it's for their life :pray:

too many people continue to give too much information :shock:
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Rhino's in the north

Unread postby okie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:44 pm

I think there's a story about this rhino shown here .
As you can see , his one horn was removed , and his one ear is gone .

I cannot recall what his story was , but I think he had moved from somewhere in the south , to around Mopani camp , which is where we saw him in 2006/2007 . I think he was named Hap-oor or something , but he was quite a gentle beast , and as can be seen , used to frequent the area just north of Mopani . We only saw him a couple of times , and then he died -, how , I do not recall either , but I have vague recollections of seeing his bloated carcass in that same area in 2007 ?
Perhaps someone can tell us ?



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Re: Rhino's in the north

Unread postby Radman » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:02 pm


Think you should pose this question here viewtopic.php?style=2&f=21&t=2660&start=135 seeing that the topic was raised there but have gone quite nice picks of ORE there
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