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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Your first appears to be grazing which would indicate a white rhino but I am far from being an expert.

There are other subtle differences between the two species that I haven't got around to learning yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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I agree with saraf that your first photo is of a white rhino and I think that the second one is a black rhino, but then I'm also no expert :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Thank you Arks and Saraf.
I wait more opinions.
I put some more pictures of both specimens to see if we facilitate identification.
Thank you very much to all.

The first one.

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The second one.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Good Morning Spanishwolf.

All 4 pics are white Rhinos. Definately no black Rhinos there. I'm not sure if you have ever seen a Black Rhino before but when you do it will be very obvious. The Black Rhino is hlaf the size of your 1st pic and the dark light coloration is probably due to the one having taken a dust bath in light sand. Then the fact that the 1st Rhino is grazing and not browsing makes it a clear white and the lips in the pics are very square i.e. White. A black Rhino has a very small pronounced 'hook' lip.

Hope that helps..... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hello Ferdelance.
I never saw a black rhino before. This year will go back to Kruger, to see if I have luck with the black rhino.
Thank you very much for your reply.
A greeting.


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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The last 4 photos are all of white rhinos. Black rhino has a very distinct heads up posture.

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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This beautiful Rhino we saw in September 2012!
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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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:mrgreen: :clap: Thank you all for these awesome pics of one of our Great animals.Image

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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Hi guys,
I'm new to the forum. Just have one question to ask.
Does anyone know why so many rhino are being poached?
It's killing me to see so many die.


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 Post subject: Re: White Rhino
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Hi robzero1987 and a warm welcome to the forums.

We have an extensive topic - Poaching - where you will find many views and thoughts on your question.

Please continue the discussion in that topic.

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