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Baby Rhino Rescue’s Two-Tiered Camera Approach

Sunday, 19 June 2022 by Mason

Under a full moon, two strangers climb quietly through a game fence intent on one task. They are there to poach rhinos. They do not need torches because the moonlight makes the bush so beautifully clear. They believe that without a torch their presence will…

Private Rhino Reserves in Crisis

Sunday, 2 January 2022 by Carla

South Africa is currently experiencing a significant crisis in the private rhino ownership world. The facts are as follows: There are approximately 11,000 rhinos left in SA; 8,500 of those are in private hands. The decimation of rhinos in public reserves has been so severe that…

Horns of a Dilemma; Managing and Protecting South Africa’s Rhinos

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 by superadmin

Covid 19 has shone numerous spotlights on the world’s problems including how we interact with the natural world. Since the virus was declared a zoonotic one, the fear has grown that there are other potentially lethal viruses lurking in the wild. This has had a…

 The Social Structure of White Rhinos

Sunday, 25 October 2020 by superadmin

White rhinos have evolved a companionable and friendly social structure which means that with the exception of a lone dominant male, there are very few white rhinos that live alone. They are vegetarians who spend an inordinate amount of time eating grasses which are low…

Why Rhinos Need Their Horns

Sunday, 4 October 2020 by superadmin

Charles Darwin speculated that horns on animals were a way of advertising fitness for mating and the larger the horn the more attractive a male would be to a potential female partner. He was not able to explain why within one species there was no…

Bringing up Baby Rhinos

Monday, 14 September 2020 by superadmin

We wanted to know more about what baby rhinos experience when they are rescued, so who better to ask than a person responsible for their wellbeing and care -namely Dr. Jana Pretorius. A highly experienced wildlife vet, she runs the Rhino Pride Foundation located in…