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Black Rhino

Black Rhino

This large Black Rhino male wanted to mate with the female (previous image), and had already driven off a younger male who tried to approach her. The Black Rhino is noted for its very bad disposition compared to that of the white rhino, but they can be stalked on foot because of their very poor eyesight, and cannot easily diffine stationary objects. Thus, one must be careful not to move when the animal is looking your way. To be safe, it is wise always to be close to a sturdy tree that one can readily climb should the animal decide to charge. The Rhino would come straight at you, and not be deflected by brush or small trees standing between the two of you. [Matusadona, Zimbabwe].