We all enjoy a positive rhino story, especially as the brutal rhino poaching deaths continue. We were delighted that Traveller24 included the playful video of rhino calf Thembi enjoying a game of tag in their list of the 5 Favourite Rhino Moments for 2015.
Ahead of World Rhino Day 2015 we look back on the emotional journey of four rhinos at Kariega Game Reserve - Thandi, Themba, Bull #84 and little calf Thembi. Their story includes the brutality of poaching, terrible pain and loss but also incredible bravery, determination and hope.
Watch this video of two young elephant bulls play fighting. You can see the elephants hold their ears out to make themselves look bigger and to intimidate their opponent.
On a sunny day rhino love to get dirty in a mud bath. This video shows rhino poaching survivor Thandi and her female white rhino calf Thembi having fun in the mud together at Kariega. Thembi was born on 13 January 2015 and is eight months old today.
Wildlife documentaries will often tell you that female lions are the hunters and males will come in once the kill has been made to take their share. Well this isn't always true. Watch this video of a successful hunt by a pride of lions at Kariega.
It was with great pleasure that we watched this short episode of Rhino Brief on 50/50. The feature pays tribute to the men and woman who in our eyes are the heros in this fight against rhino poaching.
Wildlife vet Dr. William Fowlds explains how rhino horn is made of keratin, the same as our fingernails, and has no medical value. He calls on us to share the video to help spread this message.
Kariega guest Sonja Wylde captured this video of a newly born giraffe while driving to the Kariega gate on her way home. The calf is still trying to stand up which means that it must be only a few hours old. The mother can be seen cleaning the calf.
Watch delightful video footage of young Thembi (Hope) enjoying an energetic game of tag with a herd of tolerant wildebeest.
South African television programme 50|50 recently featured the inspiring story of rhino poaching survivor Thandi and her calf Thembi.