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Video: Thembi Plays Tag

Jone Haesslich

Watch delightful video footage of young Thembi (Hope) enjoying an energetic game of tag with a herd of tolerant wildebeest.

Rhino Thembi Plays Tag with Wildebeest at Kariega

This bouncing bundle of energy is the calf of poaching survivor Thandi. 

Read more about Thandi’s story.

Rhino are known to be able to reach speeds of 48 – 64 km per hour (30 - 40 miles per hour), something that our young Thembi is working very hard to achieve! A rhino calf will more than likely never meet its father but rhino mothers have a very nurturing nature. Thandi will be close to her calf Thembi for the next 2.5 years to keep an eye on her and protect her.

Did you meet Thandi and Thembi while on safari at Kariega? We would love to hear about your encounters with this inspiring pair.