"My greatest rhino day ever! Seeing Thandi’s calf for the first time, up close and in the open, un-phased by our existence and positively adorable will always rank as a highlight in my life. We sat there quietly soaking up the privilege of being in their presence, and… it…was… amazing!" says Dr William Fowlds.
We were so pleased when the team from The Today Show, a daily morning talk show broadcast across the USA, contacted us to ask if they could feature Thandi and her calf on the show.
It was an exciting moment when two Kariega rangers witnessed rhino Thandi and her calf emerge from the dense scrub yesterday. Both mother and calf have been in the bush for two weeks since the calf was born on 13 January 2015.
Kariega Game Reserve is pleased to share a video of poaching survivor Thandi the rhino and her calf produced by wildlife filmmaker Adrian Steirn. The footage includes the first close-ups of mother and baby shortly after her birth on 13 January.
Giraffe, an unexpected visitor to private plunge pool at Kariega Game Reserve.
Ranger Tayla shares some fascinating facts about Euphorbia trees in this short video clip.
Guests can experience the intricacies of the herd from an arms-length away and when the time is right, as in this guest video, safari groups can view very young calves without fear of upsetting mothers, aunts and grandmothers.
In this video, Kariega guest Eamonn McGee captures one of these close-up moments with a elephant bull.
This short video was taken at Kariega Game Reserve in 2012 soon after a kill on the game park. Not for the faint hearted - it features a lion pride tucking into an early morning kill in the Eastern Cape wilderness of South Africa.
It's great to see rhino poaching survivor Thandi enjoying a mud bath.