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Unread post by 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 post by 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: White Rhino

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

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 post by 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 post by 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: White Rhino

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

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



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

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

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Did You Know? :hmz:
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 post by 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 post by 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 post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:04 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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Re: White Rhino

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

Somewhere in KNP .....

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Re: White Rhino

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

White Rhino in love! 8)

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by 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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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by saraf » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:43 pm

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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