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Started by Ayesha Cantor on Facebook, let's upload our rhino pics and videos every Friday and keep the topic going. So, what are you going to post today?

 

Here's mine to start it off. You may have seen it before in this topic...

 

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Who's going to upload a rhino photo today?

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This is the first rhino that I saw in the wild - it was love at first sight (for me, anyway)!

 

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Panthera Pardus

A plea from the rhinos:

 

Please lay down your pistols and rifles

God only knows how we will survive

 

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Who has a rhino pic to upload this Friday?

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3 white rhino at Okambara Elephant Lodge. This part of Namibia had essentially no rain in 2012 so the landscape is now very dry and dusty with little grass for the grazers. The only water is from boreholes and many animals which are normally shy are in conservation mode and stand and watch rather than running away.

 

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Panthera Pardus

White Rhino with a huge horn. Kruger April 2011

 

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kittykat23uk

Is that a Female @@Panthera Pardus? We were told they tend to have thinner, longer horns in comparison to the males.

 

This one from a sunset drive out of Croc Bridge in Kruger:

 

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P9014067 by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

I think this image could be really good, any thoughts on how to PP it? @@twaffle?

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@@kittykat23uk - not sure of gender. He/she was very skittish and we only got the one shot but female horns do tend to be more slender and longer. This one had the longest horn we have seen. Hope she is still alive and well.

 

For the record, the largest documented horn for South Africa is 158.12 cm for front horn and 56.52 cm for nback horn

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COSMIC RHINO

a large part of the appeal of rhinos is that they look so ancient in their origins,they do they go much closer to our common origins

 

no one here will be surprised that my favourite colour is slate grey.

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On our first night in camp at Okambara two of the rhinos, a mother and calf, came to the camp waterhole to greet us.

 

I grabbed my camera (EOS 7D), pointed the lens (70-200+1.4x) in their direction and realised I could see nothing as I was pointing the lens straight at the sun, so I pushed the focus button and then took pictures. Tonight was the first time I have seen that something came out. I was going to crop out the out of focus human but I like the composition. I've done nothing much to the image other than compensate for massive overexposure.

 

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joliverself

Happy Friday All!!

 

 

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Yes, welcome to St - great picture of the rhino on the rocks!

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Rhino Friday

Vintage photo - 1992 First safari - Tanzania -Guerba truck - loved it!

Picture in Ngorogoro Crater - (we went into the crater in a Landrover not the truck) - scanned from 6X4 print (A Practika film camera with 70-200 lens)

 

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owenshaffer

The Kenyan Department of Wildlife Service announced yesterday that all of the estimated 2,000 rhinos will have microchips inserted in their horns. This measure albeit welcome is long overdue. It is an attempt by the Kenyan government to improve it's image which has been badly tarred by recent events, and of course improve it's badly damaged tourist revenue.

Yes, I do feel that microchips can be an effective conservation measure. but only if the KWS is serious. I remember very well that World Wildlife Fund in collaboration with the government of Cameroon put microchips in the horns of last remaining rhinos belonging to the West African subspecies of the black rhino, but unfortunately it failed to prevent them from extinction in 2007.

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owenshaffer

I feel that the estimate of 2,000 rhinos in Kenya has to be optimistic.

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@owenshaffer there is a thread on this topic

 

http://safaritalk.net/topic/11633-kenya-all-rhinos-to-be-chipped/

 

Interesting comment about rhinos in W. Africa being chipped and this not preventing their being lost. Do you know what the issue was - lack of manpower to actually monitor the rhinos? Are there lessons that the Kenyan government can learn from what happened in West Africa?

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Tdgraves

My 1,000th post!

 

 

@ PT123 half-pithed!!

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