THE EVENING POST – DRAMATIC SKY

It is hard to envision a more dramatic setting – a beautiful White Rhino sighting under a cloudy sky in front of the rolling hills of Zululand.

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THE MORNING POST – BIOLOGY CLASS LIVE

After being stuck at home with online schooling for a long time this young lady enjoyed the ‘live Thanda Safari biology class’ very much, learning all about White Rhinos and their role in nature.

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THE MORNING POST – A TENSE MEETING

A picture from my archives: What an exciting sighting when a Black Rhino met a Lioness.

Rhinos do not like Lions. Lions are wary of Rhinos. So usually they stay away from one another but sometimes the Lions’ hunting instinct gets the better of them and they try to edge close to the Rhinos, or the two species just meet by accident. As soon as the Rhinos realize the proximity of cats they get very upset and start chasing their foe. That is usually the end of the encounter because at this stage the Lions move away. Due to the bad eyesight of all adult Rhinos the Lions sometimes get quite close.

In this particular case the Black Rhino bull appeared over the dam wall when it almost bumped into the Lioness. The large herbivore immediately went for the cat which made a hurried retreat.

The reason why Lions are interested in Rhinos is because on occasion they get to kill a young Rhino calf. And therefore Rhinos instinctively dislikes all cats and want to get rid of them!

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THE EVENING POST – MUDDY HORN

This is one of my favorite Rhino images – Have a good weekend 😊

PS: … and thank you very much for all the kind birthday wishes …

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THE MORNING POST – VERY WET

This is one of the cutest pictures I have been taking in a long time. This small Baby Rhino was walking with its mum through high grass in the early morning hours. From all the dew on the grass it got very wet and was a bit irritated with the world … and with me 😊

Have a good Saturday.

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