The population of the these amazing horned creatures has suffered a massive blow since the increasing effect of climate change in the past decade, and demand for its horns has garnered poachers and hunters to kill these exotic wild animals. As of today, these critically endangered species are on the brink of extinction until steps are taken to save them.
South Africa 2010 - my first viewing of the white Rhinoceros which
is actually grey, and has a softer squared lip and shorter horn than
the more ferocious black rhino.
They came this close to us seated in the safari vehicle.
In the lovely early evening sunlight Gordon, our guide, kept us calm
as they nibbled their way around us before wandering off.
A very special memory of my first wonderful visit to Africa.