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African wild dog vs. white rhino at Kings Camp

By Patrick O’Brien on February 4, 2009

I would have never believed that 17 African wild dogs would ever take a chance with a white rhino bull.

This once in a lifetime event took place a mere 5 minutes from the camp. The wild dogs were found resting at elephant dam during the afternoon drive. An hour later a large rhino bull appeared out of nowhere wanting to quench his thirst.

The wild dogs eagerly took the opportunity and willingly engaged in a battle for the waterhole.

Much to my surprise they effortlessly chased the rhino around in circles.

I managed to capture these unusual images of this rare interaction.

Whether it was a case of opportunism or merely a case of playful interaction between these great and rare animals of Africa I would never know. But what I do know now is that size doesn‘t matter!
By Patrick O‘Brien - Head Guide. Wild dogs and the rhino bull.
By Patrick O‘Brien - Head Guide. Wild dogs and the rhino bull.
By Patrick O‘Brien - Head Guide. Wild dogs and the rhino bull.

4 thoughts on “African wild dog vs. white rhino at Kings Camp

  1. Freak’in Epic! Was the rhino Thenge Tenge? It appears these wild dogs have no fear . . . how fun it must be to observe them. You just made day!

    Cheers,

    Todd

  2. What a extraordinary sighting. This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime interaction that you and your guests witnessed.

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