This must surely rank as one of the most special wildlife encounters we’ve ever had.
We came across this beautiful black rhino cow and her two younger companions (at least one, maybe both, her calves) in December in one of the game reserves we visited on our summer trip to the bush. It was an overcast evening, with the little available light fading fast and perfectly accentuating the cow’s aggressive temperament, so characteristic of the species.
Long may she reign over her piece of African wilderness.
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