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Re: Black Rhino

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by Merlin11 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:55 am

Just back from a fantastic trip to Kruger and we also saw a black rhino for the first time :dance: :dance: :clap:

It didn't display behaviour we expected ie it stayed in one position for quite some time and did not seem bothered by the onlookers.
We sat there for 20mins with it, the first photos we took were very quick snaps as we expected it to run, but, the photos got better and better as we realised he was staying put and we had time, she/he even seemed to pose for us!

Will definitely post some photos when we have uploaded them :thumbs_up:

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Black Rhinos

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:43 pm

According to a book by Salomon Joubert several Black Rhinos had been reintroduced in the 70's and 80's from Natal Parks Board as well as from Zimbabwe and even from Addo Elephant Park. In the KNP Annual Report of 1998/90 the number of Black Rhino was estimated at 250. I wonder what it is today ?

In all my years visiting Kruger Park I have never seen a Black Rhino. In May I shall be in Kruger for 35 days covering north to south and I just have to find a black rhino !

Any views / suggestions ?

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Unread post by saraf » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:07 pm

So sorry to have to do this but please be mindful of this post.

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We really do not want people giving away any rhino locations on the forum.
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Re: Black Rhinos

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:51 am

Lennie, I do hope that you get your black rhino sighting. It is a sad reality that we can no longer talk openly about our sightings.
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Re: Black Rhinos

Unread post by Lennie Senior » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:00 pm

You are correct, detailed sighting information on all endangered animals should be avoided - ( and wild dogs as well as cheetah are also endangered animals).

I was just wondering in general, do tourists in Kruger Park still see black rhino ? But lets rather leave the matter there.

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Re: Black Rhinos

Unread post by Garyd73 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:15 pm

I have just done a North to South trip so not really giving away any locations. I had on my wish list to see Black Rhinos and our guide told us at some stage of the trip some areas they are sometimes seen from and we would go there. We found a Black Rhino and then an hour or so later spotted two more together. :dance: :dance:

We may have had another sighting as well but it was 50/50 as it was a long distance away and he wouldn't lift his head up for us to see properly and get an identification. Obviously I can't say where this was here or in a PM but they are there and we just got very lucky and had a very knowledgeable guide.
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by Merlin11 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:55 am

hi, as promised a few photos of our recent first ever blackie sighting. :D

We sat with this rhino for about 20mins, took hundreds of photos, it didn't seem bothered by us at all :hmz:

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:40 pm

What a fantastic encounter and pics Merlin! :clap:

Good luck with finding your special sighting Lennie and thanks everyone for understanding SANParks's stance on this very difficult situation.

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by Aart » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:03 am

I saw the exact same rhino with the serious wounds. Two weeks later, 20-30 Km further I had another encounter. I thought it be the same rhino because it was also very friendly (too friendly) it started to sniff at my car. In the last encounter it started to rock my car. I was afraid to start the car but luckily I was on a incline and gently roll the car away. At no time there were any aggression whatsoever.

What is the maximum file size. I reduced this now to 200KB but now really reduced the quality too much.

First picture, from the one you saw. The following two are the one with a mangled ear. The one that walked up to my car and the only thing I could photographed was the bird and his mangle ear. He had wounds on both flanks.
Last edited by barryels on Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed reference to where sighting was.

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by barryels » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:26 am

Dear All,

Just a friendly reminder about the request from SANParks PR with reference to rhino and elephant sightings Here and Here .

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by barryels » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:31 am

Dear Aart,

Welcome to the forums :D .

Aart wrote:What is the maximum file size. I reduced this now to 200KB but now really reduced the quality too much.


I did send you a private message that might help with the posting of your pictures. You will find the link to your Private messages at the top of the forum page to the left of the login button :thumbs_up: .

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:53 am

:thumbs_up: barryels
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