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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by arks » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:47 am

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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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by spanishwolf » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:00 pm

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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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Ferdelance » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:14 am

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.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu May 30, 2013 8:03 am

The last 4 photos are all of white rhinos. Black rhino has a very distinct heads up posture.
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Re: White Rhino

Unread post by robzero1987 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:14 am

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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Re: White Rhino

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:25 am

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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Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:32 pm

link to News24

For those who have not seen the heartwarming story on facebook:

Debbie posted this story illustrating the dedication of the rangers in the park:

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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan on road to recovery

Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:40 am

Absolutely glorious story. So lovely to hear of such a success; in these troubled times, we need every positive gain we can get. Awesome job, gentlemen!
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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by billyf » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:30 am

What a lovely good news story :clap: :clap:

hope he makes a full recovery :pray:

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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:47 am

I could not think of a better way to start my day. :D :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:32 am

Well done to all involved! Such a sad, but heartwarming story! :D
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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:05 am

Let's hope he makes it and lives a long and really happy life!

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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:26 am

A wonderful and heartwarming story!
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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:13 am

Image :clap: Thank you all involved. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Donnie, the rhino orphan, on road to recovery

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:43 am

Well done and thank you to all involved. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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