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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:10 am

WOW! Wilmaw that is a fantastic sighting .. 10 rhino's at one place .. most I've seen together was 3 .. Excellent sighting.
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"Ore" the Rhino Bull

Unread postby seapit1 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:58 pm

Has anyone seen ore , in the Mopani \Letaba area if so please post any pics of him.

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Unread postby seapit1 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:22 pm

Ore is the Bull Rhino that has recently been released in the Mooiplaas\Mopani area.
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:08 am

I was lucky enough to have met "Ore" once. I haven't seen him since he has been released, but I am sure that people might have had views of him and just didn't realize that he was the famous "Ore".

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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:00 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:My simple country mind don't get this. Why is he called Ore (Ears) if he's only got one?

To be honest, I was also intrigued by this name.
But I suppose the name evolved from the " you know, that rhino with only one ear" to "rhino ear" to "ore".
Our game capture guru Johan Malan named him.
He says it just happened that way ...

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:46 am

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SUSPECT?

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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:26 pm

timbo wrote:hey could some one tell me who is ORE.


There was a whole explanation of the ORE story on the Mopani Thread a while back ...
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Unread postby louisvdw » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:22 pm

We saw a big one eared Rhino bull on the 26th July. It was on our way from Shimuwini to Phalaborwa on the H14 near the Nandzana water hole. It was crossing the road but stopped and turned towards us for about 30 seconds to check us out before it dissapeared into the Mopani.

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White rhino question

Unread postby naomirsa » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:16 am

i want to know whether a white rhino is a secondary or primary producer. i also want to know whether it is a heterotroph, autotroph or decomposer and how? I am also interested in other species that are related to the white rhino.
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Unread postby Senyetse » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:36 am

OK seems we need a biology lesson here :lol:.

Plants are primary producers since they can create food from the sun's energy (photosynthesis). Rhinos are primary consumers (not producers) since they eat plants. Animals feeding on other animals are secondary consumers, eg lion.

Autotroph - synthesise food from energy (photosynthesis) ie plants
Heterotroph - organisms that obtain their food from other organisms - the rhino is one
Decompsoers - live ion dead decaying matter, ie fungi

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:02 pm

Front view:
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Back view:
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I got highly upset when we came across these two. There were three cars in front of us and one behind. One of the rhinos had gotten up to cross the road. He virtually had his head over the road already when the car right in front of us decided he wanted to go. Off he went around the other vehicles in front of him and in the way of the rhino. The rhino however didn't charge but watched as the car passed. The rhino then turned to face our car and the car behind us hooted. After me getting very nervous and somewhat angry I realised it was a baby who hit the hooter. Soon after the rhino returned to his partner under the tree.

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Unread postby Nico » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:30 pm

In this video you will see some White rhino encounters that we had.

[video]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=1xDtPUEPOPQ[/video] :wink:
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Unread postby Johannes van Niekerk » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:15 pm

Great video, Nico.

That one rhino sure has a magnificent horn!!

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Unread postby Nico » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:19 pm

Thanks guys it is always great to see White rhino's but to film a Black Rhino, that makes your hart working full speed. :wink:
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:14 pm

This "pond" was as deep as it looks in the picture but the rhinos still enjoyed it during the heat of the day.
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Just for a laugh, completely missed his whole body tho as I wasn't expecting the roll :lol:
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