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Unread post by 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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Unread post by 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".

(Easily distincted by a missing right ear.)
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Unread post by 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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White rhino question

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

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

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Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Unread post by Nico » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:26 pm

This little video shows some White Rhino that we saw on a Bush Walk. The best way to experience the bush.

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Unread post by Jock » Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:46 am

We saw this female white rhino in Feb and was taken at how long her horn was.

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Unread post by JenB » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:54 am

We spent a while watching this little one suckle. It was a real "ag, schweet" moment! :wink:
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Re: Square-lipped Rhinoceros

Unread post by bentley » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:43 am

On my last visit to Kruger in Novemeber, I eventually had the chance to go on a morning walk Berg-en-dal...amazing. I would recommend it to any one that enjoys the bush, I learned quite a bit about the rhino on the walk.
The most facinating thing that morning was that this animal with all it's padding under foot could pick up the vibration of a single mans footstep on the ground +/-30 metres away... :big_eyes: wow
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Re: Square-lipped Rhinoceros

Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:31 pm

How is this for being able to take a close up shot?

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The "blue arm" seen here is my brother's little girl - and she was terrified!! The rhino's were within an arms reach.

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I enjoyed being able to see them so close and to take photo's, although I was worried about the little girl as she was in my care. But then the ranger drove on, turned around and again the rhino's came right up to the vehicle, and now it was no fun anymore, as they were on my side - :big_eyes: I didn't even take one photo!!
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