THE DAILY POST – I SEE YOU …

… even if my mum is very short-sighted!

Young Rhino calfs’ eyesight is a bit better than that of their elders. This little one had a good look at us while his mother kept grazing.

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THE EVENING POST – THE LAST RHINO

This is the sixth video with music from the album ‘Under the Marula Tree’ by ROOT, a local band. It features some of my pictures and videos.

The music is composed to symbolize African nature icons (eg sunrises, Lions, Elephants, Rhinos …). This very special album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer for streaming and download! https://root.hearnow.com/

All ROOT videos are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXQv3FdJsIERJHHKt0rX2w

Enjoy ‘The Last Rhino’ 😊

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THE EVENING POST – CLOSE

This White Rhino bull had a good look at my tracker Bheki wearing his face mask 😷

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THE EVENING POST – AT THE VILLA

As we returned from our afternoon game drive a surprise waited for us at Thanda Safari’s Villa iZulu. A White Rhino bull had arrived just a few minutes before at the waterhole in front of the villa.

I love this (rather low quality) images for itsspecial atmosphere captured using a long time exposure.

Have a good evening 😊

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THE EVENING POST – RHINO TIME LAPSE

First the answer to this morning’s bird question: Lilac-breasted Roller.

Second, this is a short time-lapse video of six White Rhinos having a rest and then walking away. I love the constantly wiggling ears 🙂

Have a good evening!

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THE MORNING POST – AFRICAN DUALHORN

It is quite usual to encounter a Black Rhino mum with two calf’s of different ages. I love this picture of a small Rhino family.

Enjoy your day!

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THE MORNING POST – AGITATION

Rhinos will let you know if they are upset. They will curl up their tail. Once they relax their tail will relax and swing from side to side 😊

Have a good week!

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THE MORNING POST – HORNS

Horns of antelopes, goats, cattle … are normally made of keratin with a life bone core. But there are exceptions. Rhino ‘horns’ are made of keratin only and are structured like compressed hair.

Giraffe ‘horns’ are actually called ossicones and are part of the skull (bone) covered with furred skins. And deer antlers are not true horns either as they are dead bone without any covering.

So not all that looks like a horn is a horn, but you do not want to get in contact with any of them 😊

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