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My first grass  This was taken in 2011 in the Kruger National Park. Sadly there has been significant poaching activity as demand in Asia grows. When I look at these amazing animals - i can't understand the greed and stupidity of those buying poached products.  Ceratotherium simum,White rhinoceros Click/tap to enlarge

My first grass

This was taken in 2011 in the Kruger National Park. Sadly there has been significant poaching activity as demand in Asia grows. When I look at these amazing animals - i can't understand the greed and stupidity of those buying poached products.

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  1. And he/she is soooo cute. No I don't understand poaching either. Posted 10 years ago
    1. Thanks 2011 was an historic high in poaching - they attack via helicopter in and out in matter of minutes! all for stupid Asian men and their ego's

      Posted 10 years ago
      1. With helicopters...what's the world coming to, serious money involved, not just petty cash for the locals. Incredible. And all that for just a hairy horn, the only magic is that some people earn copious amounts of cash for it. Posted 10 years ago
      2. I've been disgusted by this news as well, I heard some horns were sawed of with a chainsaw whilst the animal was alive. It makes you want to lose faith in humanity as a whole.

        For what it's worth, JungleDragon's next donation target will be for these rhinos, and it will be in effect when we reach 4,000 photos. Keep sharing and caring.
        Posted 10 years ago
        1. In the Netherlands they recently drove a truck through a museum entrance to saw off a horn of a stuffed rhino. Can you imagine that? I sure can't, the power of money and illusions.. Posted 10 years ago
  2. As there's not so much traffic in our forums here, I allow myself to post this link:
    http://www.jungledragon.com/forum/2/campfire/104/save_the_rhinos.html
    I cannot at all understand this criminal doing! If it was only for stuffed rhinos, Ludo, I'd say well, let them drive their trucks through any museum door they can find... But paching has to be stopped!
    Beautiful photo, Anne!
    Posted 10 years ago

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The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The white rhinoceros consists of two subspecies: the southern white rhinoceros, with an estimated 17,460 wild-living animals at the end of 2007, and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Apr 17, 2012. Captured Jun 22, 2011 15:27.
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO320
  • 500mm