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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:22 AM

Today is International Rhino Day, so what a great excuse to start a new photographic thread! Show us your best rhino shots, and videos, and lets hear the stories behind the image.

Here's mine to start off with, and whilst not exactly a Safari shot, it's one that means a lot to me and my family...

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It's my daughter, then 7, feeding Le Roux under the watchful eye of Louise Joubert up at SanWild, (Limpopo Province) a couple of years ago. What an incredible experience for her...
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:05 AM

Rhino photos I can do. I took hundreds in January.
The black rhino cow has two calves, her most recent and one from previous years. Her story is coming up in my stalled trip report. ;)
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:08 AM

And because it is rhino day, here is one more of her taken a day later when she charged us … story to come.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:23 PM

Twaffle that 1st rhino shot is simply fantastic!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:39 PM

My first rhino was a black Rhino in Treetops in Kenya, but it came down to the waterhole when it was dark so we didn't get a photo of him. He was nervous and was scared off by a buffalo. This is the second one I saw, in the Masai Mara:

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Black Rhino by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


and then we saw quite a few more in South Africa last year:

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oli to satara 223 White Rhinos by kittykat23uk, on Flickr
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

Kruger NP:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:16 AM

Lake Nakuru:


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:58 AM

Now that's what I call a weapon! ;)

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:45 AM

23 January, our white rhino gave birth to her second calf, once again highlighting the urgency of keeping our rhino safe from poachers. The day before Bella was born we again received specific intel that both our rhino where a target over the next few days.
We upped our security once again, MTN came to the fore within ours of my call for help and placed booster ariel and system up at no charge ( wow )
Our family felt quite strongly that we should de-horn our rhino to keep them from harm, especially as we have been under such constant and specific threat. We had already sold our magnificent male due to ongoing threats....
De-horning is not a suitable option in a lot of cases especially where rhino have to use their horns for protection against other rhino, elephant and lions etc.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:28 AM

From lake Nakuru

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:38 PM

Authorities contacted, the vet Dr William Fowlds booked, the date was set. The morning of the dehorning dawned with Bella, the new mom playing in the mud with her horn, couldn't help wondering if the right decision had been reached. How would this impact on their day to day activities ? Too late now....
Both the older cow Bella and her 4 year old calf where very quickly dehorned, the remaining stumps microchipped, the removed horns microchipped, the rhinos themselves microchipped

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

With regards to editing Ayesha's posts above, she will producing a fully blown article about the need to dehorn her rhinos, and this will be posted on the operators forum, to which updates will be added so we can follow Bella and mumīs progress. Matt

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:46 AM

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This image was taken at Weenen Game reserve a couple of years ago. The rhinos pictured are part of a crash of eleven that continued grazing despite the massive storm going on over the Drakensberg mountains. After the storm they all split up and went on their separate ways.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:22 AM

Wow, what a first post. Cracking photo Sharon, thankyou!

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

Wow Sharon - Winning photo.

I have one for Ayesha.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:56 PM

Mrs DikDik, it's YOU !
This must be Bulla, I'm sure you sent Garnett a copy..... Gosh, to think, we sold him due to the poaching threats , seeing him again can't help noticing that Bella's horn was way way bigger.... joh, sad man.....
Thanks for posting....would you mind e-mailing me the image, I'm trying to put together an album if Garnetts life with wild animals....shhh, it's a secret....
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:02 PM

Wow, what a first post. Cracking photo Sharon, thankyou!



Thanks so much

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:19 PM

Mrs DikDik, it's YOU !

Nonsense. That chap with Bulla looks nothing like Mrs DikDik. I've met her. I know... :D

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:55 AM

Mrs DikDik, it's YOU !

Nonsense. That chap with Bulla looks nothing like Mrs DikDik. I've met her. I know... ;)



I must admit that I wondered who Dikdik had married, a rhino or a man .............. odd. :P

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