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Re: Rhino's in the north

Unread postby okie » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:10 pm

Thanks Radman , yeah , maybe I should :thumbs_up:

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:46 pm

The following report appeared on Facebook:
``This morning a lady phoned into our talk station, 702 to say they have just witnessed a Rhino near Crocodile Bridge die and had appeared to have been shot. They phoned the camp to be told there was NO one there to come out due to a strike. Next thing a man appeared from the bush with a rifle and indicated that he was waiting for the poachers. Last week I told you how the army was driving bat out of hell along Skukuza and Lower Crocodile, surely they could have called the army in...makes me think of who else is in the pay packets of these thugs/poachers? I am feeling sick in my stomach as we are sure we saw this Rhino as he had a wonderful horn and is often seen in this area.''

Decades ago when elephant poaching for ivory reached epidemic proportions in places like Tsavo, East Africa, it was found that government officials were heavily involved, mostly parks officials and politicians....

After the arrest of 4 parks officials recently in Kruger, and the arrest of a Chinese who had millions of Rands worth of rhino horn in Cape Town last week, I am starting to wonder if the same problem is not facing us too...
(NB NO offence to 99% courageous, faithful officials, but concerned about the minority who could be corrupt!)

On my last trip to Kruger in December, this rare moment gave us hope

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now I wonder how long it will last!

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby luislang » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:38 pm

It is such a pitty that groups of rhinos are not a regular sighting any more. A special sighting indeed and thanks for sharing it with us :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :cam:
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Re: Rhino's in the north

Unread postby bushbuck87 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:07 am

Hi okie, only found your post now. I`ve seen this rhino at Mooiplaas water hole October 2007. Another car drove up to me and said i should stay clear of the Rhino. He said a park ranger told him when this Rhino was younger it charged a vehicle and this is how it got injured, how true this is i do`nt know.

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Re: Rhino's in the north

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:29 am

Friend and Forumite Kallis should post on here. He has seen fleeting skittish rhino around Mphongolo area.
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Re: Rhino's in the north

Unread postby JenB » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:35 am

Guys, I know these pics are from years ago but please don't mention rhino locations? :)
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby ice » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:00 am

could some of the experts help me determine if these are males, females or both?



thanks

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Stoffel » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:30 pm

I don't mind what the sexes were (although I could identify at least two males positively) - but what a nice video to make you long for the bush.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:00 am

Took this photo of a White Rhino somewhere under African Skies...

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The calf of a White Rhino always walks in-front off his mother. When he is still young, the mother of the calf will steer him softly with her horn.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:16 am

Took another photo of a White Rhino somewhere under African Skies...


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The smell and hearing senses of a White Rhino is excellent, but they can't see very good.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:19 am

Took another photo of a White Rhino somewhere under African Skies...

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In summer the White Rhino drinks water everyday, even twice a day. In winter they will drink only every second day, even every fourth day.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:04 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby okie » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:54 pm

Somewhere in KNP .....

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Re: White Rhino

Unread postby Nico » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:53 am

White Rhino in love! 8)

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby spanishwolf » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Hello everyone.
Last year I saw these two rhinos in Kruger.
The second is clearly a white rhino, but the first one was much smaller and darker, which makes me doubt if it's a black rhinoceros, but I could not see his mouth wide.
What do you think?
Thank you very much.

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