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Bobby Arrives at Khulula

Bobby  Arrives at Khulula

Bobby Arrives at Khulula

Bobby  Arrives at Khulula

Bobby the baby rhino arrives at Khulula Wild Care

Ear Notching White Rhino

Ear Notching White Rhino

Ear Notching White Rhino

Ear Notching White Rhino

Volunteers assist the vets in the field ear notching white rhino

Rhino Ear Notching

Rhino Ear Notching

Rhino Ear Notching

Rhino Ear Notching

The volunteers assist the vet in the field ear notching white rhino

Rhino Kisses

Rhino Kisses

Rhino Kisses

Rhino Kisses

Making friends with the rhinos

Moving a white rhino

Moving a white rhino

Moving a white rhino

Moving a white rhino

When large animals such as this rhino need to be moved, a vet is always on site to dart the animal, a highly skilled job.

A walk in the bush with mum

A walk in the bush with mum

A walk in the bush with mum

A walk in the bush with mum

Each of the rhino's four stumpy feet has three toes, an ideal feature for tracking the world's largest land mammal (second to the elephant)

The White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

The White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

The White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

The White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

The word rhinoceros is derived from Greek, meaning nose horn which is their most distinctive feature. The white rhinoceros derives its scientific name, Ceratotherium simum from the Greek cerato, meaning horn; thorium, meaning wild beast and simum meaning flat nosed.

Walking with mum

Walking with mum

Walking with mum

Walking with mum

Unlike the calves of the black rhino, white rhino calves walk in front of the mother

The White Rhino

The White Rhino

The White Rhino

The White Rhino

Under the hot African sun, rhinos find a suitable water hole and roll in its mud, coating their skin with a natural bug repellent and sun bloc

Mud bath

Mud bath

Mud bath

Mud bath

Work with the wildlife

Hands-on capture work

Hands-on capture work

Hands-on capture work

Hands-on capture work

Students at game capture get the opportunity to experience the every day workings of the team, and are afforded the opportunity to get hands on capture experience - as opposed to being only spectators!

Rhino capture

Rhino capture

Rhino capture

Rhino capture

M99 is a powerful morphine derivative. Once sedated with M99, a rhino will sink to the ground, allowing the capture team to rope the animal and take blood and other samples.

Hand rearing a rhino

Hand rearing a rhino

Hand rearing a rhino

Hand rearing a rhino

Given the current conservation status of both the black and white rhino populations, each and every animal is of high importance. Bottle feeding is the preferable method used for hand rearing these animals.

Time for a nap

Time for a nap

Time for a nap

Time for a nap

Being a mum at Moholoholo

How to hand rear a rhino

How to hand rear a rhino

How to hand rear a rhino

How to hand rear a rhino

A good hand-rearer should be prepared to invest a lot of effort with the reward being the release of a successfully rehabilitated animal. 15% of body weight per day is required to supply nutritional needs for rhinos and in some cases feeds are required throughout the night.

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Phinda Wildlife Research Project

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Phinda Wildlife Research Project

Video of volunteers at the Phinda Wildlife Research Project in South Africa