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Black Rhino Introduced to Greater Kuduland

Greater Kuduland's sterling conservation efforts and various counter-poaching tactics have allowed for the introduction of Black Rhino onto the reserve. With only less than 2500 Black Rhino left in the world, being able to provide a sanctuary for these magnificent beasts in honour to their founding promise of conservation.


Black Rhino differ from White Rhino is several ways:


- Black

  • Browsers (eat leaves from the trees)

  • Pointed upper lip (to reach leaves and fruit on the trees)

  • Considerably smaller and more than the white rhino, they are approximately half the weight (1.2 tons)

  • Smaller ears (Better eyesight, does not need to rely on hearing as much)

  • Long front horn and shorter second horn


- White

  • Grazers (eat grass and shrubs on the ground)

  • Flat wide lip (to pull large amounts of grass from the ground)

  • Considerably larger than the white rhino, they are approximately double the weight (2.5 tons)

  • Bigger ears (Very poor eyesight and therefore need to rely heavily on their hearing)

  • Short front horn and longer second horn


Greater Kuduland Safaris unceasingly strives to new ways to safeguard the animals on the Reserve from the many external and internal threats and their aim is to continually expand the population of rare game species in order to secure their unique role in the greater ecosystem.



One of the last 2500 Black Rhino left in the world photographed on Greater Kuduland

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