Rhino Database Of Nkorho Pan and Elephant Plains

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Rhino Database Of Nkorho Pan and Elephant Plains

  

Gday africammers.. This is where we the viewer will be building a database of Rhino's that visit the Nkorho Pan and Elephant Plains cams..

I am hoping from time to time the rangers from respective lodges, will pop through and help us attach names to some of the better known rhino's, that grace us with there presence...

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sept 07  rhino and calf  nk pan

 

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White rhino
Black rhino
  

The white rhino has a downward-pointing, longer head. It also has a wide lip for grazing. The second horn is generally shorter than that of the black rhino, while the base of the first horn is very thick. It has a large hump on its neck.

The black rhino has a shorter head that points forward. Its hooked lip can pick off leaves from branches. The second horn is generally longer than that of the white rhino. It does not have the white rhino's hump.

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DEC 22 WED

 

the white rhino calf always goes ahead of the mom

she uses her horn th direct it

the black rhino calf follows its mom

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White rhino -- Ceratotherium simum

With a chain-saw, he cut off the rhino's valuable horn

Rhino horns are made of compacted hair, so removing one shouldn't hurt if the growth zone at the base isn't touched. The horn will regrow about 2 inches a year, maybe twice that much if the animal is given protein supplements. A typical horn on an adult white rhino is about 22 inches

The horn consists of compacted keratin fibres (much the same material as your fingernails). Unfortunately, as is well known, rhino horn is one of the most sought after wildlife products in the far east and in the Sudan and brought both the white and black rhino to the brink of extinction.

Fortunately the foresight of men like Dr. Ian Player and organisations such as the then Natal Parks Board led to timely intervention which has resulted in improved chances of survival of these species in Southern Africa.

The prognosis in the rest of Africa remains poor however as poaching continues unabated. The horn is thought to possess aphrodisiac and analgesic properties and is much prized by Sudanese chieftains as handles for daggers.

The horns of many rhino’s in Southern Africa have transponders inserted into them which assists conservationists and researchers in keeping track of them – even if the animals are poached their horns can often be traced to their destinations.

The horns of white rhino can grow long and sharp. The longest horn on record measured 158,1 cm. (621/4 inches) which belonged to an animal shot in 1899 by Sir W. Gordon-Cumming. Horns are used as tools of attack and self defence and are sharpened by rubbing them up against stumps, tree trunks and termite mounds.

The front horn of this white rhino bull is truly impressive and guessing would be close to 100cm in length. Still far short however of the 158,1c

 

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Individual Rhinos can be identified by the distinctive random pattern of cracks that show up in their spoor. This allows trackers to track individual Rhinos and collect data on their behaviour and feeding habits.

 

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The horn consists of compacted keratin fibres (much the same material as your fingernails). Unfortunately, as is well known, rhino horn is one of the most sought after wildlife products in the far east and in the Sudan and brought both the white and black rhino to the brink of extinction. Fortunately the foresight of men like Dr. Ian Player and organisations such as the then Natal Parks Board led to timely intervention which has resulted in improved chances of survival of these species in Southern Africa. The prognosis in the rest of Africa remains poor however as poaching continues unabated. The horn is thought to possess aphrodisiac and analgesic properties and is much prized by Sudanese chieftains as handles for daggers. The horns of many rhino’s in Southern Africa have transponders inserted into them which assists conservationists and researchers in keeping track of them – even if the animals are poached their horns can often be traced to their destinations. The horns of white rhino can grow long and sharp. The longest horn on record measured 158,1 cm. (621/4 inches) which belonged to an animal shot in 1899 by Sir W. Gordon-Cumming. Horns are used as tools of attack and self defence and are sharpened by rubbing them up against stumps, tree trunks and termite mounds.

The front horn of this white rhino bull is truly impressive and guessing would be close to 100cm in length. Still far short however of the 158,1cm. record which would be more than half a meter longer!

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NKORHO

 

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White rhino   NKORHO

 

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               Three rhino crossing a road near Nkorho

                            pic by jacques venter

# rhino in a row

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Lets begin from the Nkoho ranger i am told: There are no resident bulls here except for Londoz which is down in the west and he moves between all the lodges in the western half..... Londoz is large male rhino with large front horn and possible loss of left eye

Londoz

 An update from the Elephant plains Rangers .. taken from there monthly newsletter... The large bull that spent most of his time in the far south is now slowly moving into Londoz’s territory. This bull is very big and has particularly huge horns. I predict that, should he and Londoz get into a territorial fight, Londoz might just loose a piece of his territory! We don’t see too much of Utah these days, but every now and again he will make an appearance. Shorthorn might have to fight another bull for a bigger territory at some stage. He might even play the submissive game in Londoz’s territory. This will mean that whenever he encounters Londoz in his territory, he will have to place his head to the ground and make loud squealing sounds. This action will prove to Londoz that he accepts him as the superior male.

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                  Here is our first candidate to be i.d

 

This Large male rhino with an easily identifiable face was seen at nk on 13Th of the august 2008.. Currently waiting to check with rangers if he has been named yet ... Update: it is believed this rhino which i call scarface is named flop'n'drop ... he is regularly seen lurking near bbq's and is keen to chase chef wes of nkorho ...

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