Tag Archive: White rhinoceros

Rhino Week :-)

The 22nd of September was World Rhino Day. Thanda Safari is celebrating a week of Rhino related activities for its guests around this special day. Since 2008 poachers have killed at least 5,940… Continue reading

The Rhino Spa!

This is the Rhino equivalent to a human spa. As our guests enjoy the various treatments in the spas at the Thanda Safari Lodge and at the Thanda Tented Camp these two Rhinos… Continue reading

Stay safe!

Admits all the horrible news about Rhino poaching it is very encouraging when a new Rhino is born. One of Thanda’s oldest White Rhino female gave birth to a little boy on 30 January… Continue reading

Lion vs. Rhino 0:0

It is always exciting to watch animals interact. And some of the best entertainment is provided when Lions and Rhinos meet! The Thanda guests enjoyed it when a few White Rhinos started chasing Thanda’s… Continue reading

Unhappy!

Rhinos tend to curl up their tail when they are unhappy about something. This White Rhino cow was quite upset when one of Thanda’s North Pride Lionesses interrupted her drinking session at a… Continue reading

“Horned Beast”

The scientific name for a White Rhino is Ceratotherium simum, which is derived from the Greek terms keras (κερας) “horn” and therion (θηριον) “beast”and simus (σιμος), meaning “flat nosed”. A very fitting name… Continue reading

Morning meeting!

  Mid morning a lot of mammals come to the various waterholes on Thanda to satisfy their daily water need. This picture shows White Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras and two Egyptian Geese in front of… Continue reading

A Star!

This little White Rhino calf was the star on today’s morning game drive as it posed for some great images. The Thanda guests very much enjoyed this encounter on hot summer day. Picture… Continue reading

Rosettes, Horns and a Gorgeous Bird!

Two amazing days at Thanda! Even our most frequent safari guests were very impressed when we had Leopard and Black Rhino sightings two days in a row. After last night’s exciting encounters with… Continue reading

Youngsters!

Two of Thanda’s youngest guests observe a young White Rhino calf and its mother. Together with their parents they enjoy a private safari vehicle with one of Thanda’s experienced guiding teams. For more information… Continue reading