Rhinocerous - Animal World Special Images
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Black Rhino - Lion Confrontation

Black Rhino - Lion Confrontation

1st Image: This and the next 4 images depict a 14-month Black Rhino driving a lioness & other members of her pride from some nice thick grass where the young rhino wanted to graze. You may wonder why the lioness didn't simply pull down this defenseless baby rhino with its small, undeveloped horn. The presence of the mother with her large horn (3rd & 4th Images) is the major reason. Also, the lionesses' fear of having her babies (hiding in the grass-2nd Image) get trampled, and the absence of the lions, may also have contributed to her decision not to fight. Note the lioness distracting the rhino away from her cubs [Ngorogoro, Tanzania].