RHINO SOUNDS

Watch this short video if you want to hear what it sounds like when a young White Rhino bull gets to close to the dominant male and when his mum gives the old guy a warning not to come any closer. Not great visuals but interesting audio!

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THE DAILY POST

I love baby Rhinos with an attitude. This little boy gave me some good snorts. But when I switched on the vehicle he did a high-speed retreat to mum ๐Ÿ˜Š

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THE DAILY POST – I SEE YOU โ€ฆ

… 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 – CLOSE

This White Rhino bull had a good look at my tracker Bheki wearing his face mask ๐Ÿ˜ท

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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 – 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a good Saturday.

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THE EVENING POST – UNICORNS AND SLYTHERIN

The evening’s game drive was all about Rhinos, Black and White. A little White Rhino was suckling as the patient mum stood very still for quite a long time. As we came around a corner in the road a Black Rhino listened very carefully before running off. And on the way home I could just stop the car in time, not to injure this beautiful African Rock Python as it crossed the road.

Have a good night!

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