Red-billed ox peckers are birds that feed on ticks and small parasites found on the skin of rhinos (and other animals). Witness Nature’s true symbiosis at play!
Lumbering across Namibia’s Etosha National Park, a solitary white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) emerges from the vast, pastel landscape like an arid apparition. While it’s common for rhinos to wallow in mud and dust to ward off biting insects, the salt deposits that form in shallow depressions at Etosha paint the animals’ skin a ghostly hue.
A newborn rhino should be up and walking within an hour after birth but will remain wobbly for a few days.
Series description Rhinos are fighting for survival. To feed the demand for rhino horn in the Far East poachers kill more than three every day and all the while the South African government is championing the consumptive use of rhinos and the legalisation of the…