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White Rhino

White Rhino

White Rhino (F) with her young calf, and reflection: The very young calf, standing at the mother's rear, is probably only about 4 weeks old. We had seen the mother and baby in the bush where she was hiding the youngster. The female is totally responsible for feeding, protecting, and raising her young. The male leaves after mating. While we were observing the scene, two hyenas appeared and eyed the calf. The mother just stood her ground and the baby cuddled against her. As we expected, the hyenas made no aggressive move, because of the presence of the mother with her big horn. Had there been many hyenas, the fate of the calf might have been entirely different. [Sabi Sabi Marine Camp, South Africa].