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Wednesday, August 08 2012
These animals’ numbers are declining rapidly and I honestly hope we can find a solution to save them soon so that our children will also enjoy the privilege of viewing them on their safaris.

Although the Black Rhino numbers are way less than the White Rhino, we can still encounter both in their natural habitat.
Next time you spot a Rhino while on an African safari, whether it is in Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg National Park or any of the other magnificent parks in South Africa, there are a few differences to look for to determine if it is a Black Rhino or a White Rhino.
For the security of the animals in the following pictures, I will not disclose where they were photographed.
White Rhino

Black Rhino

More readily identifiable differences are as follows:

White rhino

Black rhino

Pointed, often tufted ears

Rounded ears

Flattish back with bump near middle

Concave back

Elongated head, usually held down

Rounded head, usually held up

Square upper lip for grazing

Pointed prehensile upper lip for browsing

Young usually runs ahead of mother

Young usually runs behind mother

Tail curled above back when alarmed

Tail held out straight when alarmed

Not recorded to have lesions

Some have lesions on side of body


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