Latest Sightings shared a heartwarming video of a rhino calf running between its mother and a group of tourists out on a game drive.
Undisclosed Location, South Africa (12 April 2021) – Rhino sightings always brew up a mix of feelings; you feel exhilarated and blessed to see such beauty but, at the same time, wracked with fear for their lives and the urge to protect.
Due to the relentless poaching of Rhino in South Africa, the location of this sighting has been omitted. We implore all tourists, local and beyond, to always omit the location of their own rhino sightings and to make sure to remove geotags on social media posts.
Right, the important stuff aside, let’s get back to this adorable sighting. It was filmed by 37-year-old International Shipping Business Owner Darren Sheer while on Safari with his family. He shared the sighting with Latest Sightings.
“While on a game drive, their ranger saw a mom and baby rhino in the distance. The ranger stopped the safari vehicle on the gravel road -quite a distance from the two rhino and waited for the rhinos to come closer.”
“The mom and baby were slowly walking down the gravel road, when all of a sudden the baby rhino got super excited and started running up and down – coming quite close to the safari vehicle and then running back to its mom.”
“After all that excitement, the mom and baby walked through some mud puddles and off into the distance.”
Darren was grateful to be able to see this very rare and special moment. His advice to others is to sit back and enjoy any moment like this – make sure you capture the moment with your own eyes and not only through a lens.”
“For Darren and his family, it was a heart melting-moment and was almost like watching a new puppy find its feet.” – Latest Sightings.
As you can see in the video below, the little rhino was filled with joy and excitement. It brings such warmth to our hearts. You may also notice the mother in the clip has no horns; safari lodges and conservationists do this as a preventative in the hopes of discouraging poachers from killing the rhino for her horn.
The horns are often removed and kept in a safe location away from the property; this too a safety precaution for staff at the lodges.
Take a look at the sighting below.