Re: Rhino - Black & White

Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:48 am

We had a similar experience in Kruger! O**

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Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:59 pm

Four Black Rhinoceros socialising at a waterhole in Namibia.

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Re: Rhino - Black & White

Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:27 am

Namibia must be the place to go, to see black rhinos ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:43 am

Awesome. \O

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:13 pm

WATCH: This super-fast rhino charge will leave you rattled

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When a black rhino decides to charge, you don't want to be on the receiving end.

But when farm and lodge managers (the location has not been disclosed for obvious reasons), Andrew and Sam, spotted one of these magnificent creatures - they couldn't help but stop and snap a few pictures.

They did however get a bit more than they bargained for.

The two were out in search of some cheetah spotted close to their lodge. On their way back, the lonely black rhino emerged presenting a photo opportunity too good to miss.

They caught the rhino's attention with the squeak of their brakes. The rhino trots towards the vehicle and then starts to charge, only stopping 20cm from their car.

Andrew and Sam told Latest Sightings, this was a particularly rare sighting as Sam originally thought they were passing a rock standing in the field.

Moments before the expected impact, Sam dropped the camera phone and they urged the rhino to stop.

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Cape Town - When a black rhino decides to charge, you don't want to be on the receiving end.

But when farm and lodge managers (the location has not been disclosed for obvious reasons), Andrew and Sam, spotted one of these magnificent creatures - they couldn't help but stop and snap a few pictures.

They did however get a bit more than they bargained for.

The two were out in search of some cheetah spotted close to their lodge. On their way back, the lonely black rhino emerged presenting a photo opportunity too good to miss.

They caught the rhino's attention with the squeak of their brakes. The rhino trots towards the vehicle and then starts to charge, only stopping 20cm from their car.

Andrew and Sam told Latest Sightings, this was a particularly rare sighting as Sam originally thought they were passing a rock standing in the field.

Moments before the expected impact, Sam dropped the camera phone and they urged the rhino to stop.



Although this was a scary experience, we are pleased that these sightings still occur considering the severity of poaching in SA.

Rhino conservation is receiving much-needed attention in SA as we prepare to host the CITES CoP17 conference - set to take place in Johannesburg from 24 September to 5 October at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Most recently the department of environmental affairs also revealed five requirements currently being implemented to create an environment conducive for rhino conservation in South Africa, and effectively address rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn. These include:

• The adoption and implementation of the National Integrated Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

• Community empowerment, including the development, adoption and implementation of a Community Empowerment Plan

• Biological management, including the adoption of an African rhino range States African Rhino Conservation Action Plan

• Responsive legislative provisions that are effectively implemented and enforced, including incentives to rhino owners to support continued investment in the conservation of rhino

• Demand management, including information gathering to enhance our knowledge about demand for rhino horn and identifying the most effective interventions to manage demand.

We are also fortunate to have rhino rangers in the Kruger National Park that go to extreme lengths to help protect our beloved rhinos.

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:18 am

Brave photographer! O**

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:54 pm

indeed a good place to see Black Rhinos :-0

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:21 am

They're part of Africa's most critically endangered species, and their greatest enemy is typically the human race.

But in this rare footage captured in the Kruger National Park, two white rhinos turn on one another in a brutal fight.

According to Susan Meyer, the woman behind the camera, their game viewing party "really thought the one rhino was going to kill the second one!"

She says on the Kruger Sightings YouTube page that they were the first people to come across the sighting. "We came across two rhinos, which seemed to be fighting. The one was lying on the ground while the other one was constantly stabbing it with its horn.

"This was quite disturbing to see, as you can imagine. At one stage we thought that the one was going to be killed for sure," Meyer says.

Despite their worries, the rhino gets up and tries to escape its attacker, that's in hot pursuit. Eventually, the rhinos end up in a small pond... but there's another surprise waiting...

You can see the video footage here: Rhino vs rhino: Brutal Kruger fight between two white rhinos

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An unsuspecting hippo, resting in the pool where the rhinos splash into, quickly realised it's unwanted presence, and dashed out.

Luckily, the water seemed to subdue the aggravated rhinos somewhat.

"They were exhausted and seemed like they didn't have any energy left to continue their scuffle," Meyer remembers.

"The whole ordeal was quite traumatic to see and I really hope that I never have to witness anything like this again. The screams of the injured rhino was a horrible sound to witness," she says.

Black rhinos are typically characterised by their extremely aggressive behaviour. They will regularly fight each other, and have the highest rates of mortal combat recorded for any mammal - about 50% of males and 30% of females die from combat-related injuries.

But the rhinos seen fighting in the footage above, strangely, are white rhinos! According to Cornel Rademeyer, a Kruger traveller and guide, white rhinos are known to be a "bit calmer, but also need to fight for breeding rights and territory".

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:25 pm

oups... very hard :shock:

Re: Rhino - Black & White

Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:31 am

Not nice to see or hear :no: but amazing nonetheless!