Madikwe Conservation Work: Rhino notching

Rhulani Safari Lodge actively takes part in conservation work in Madikwe. Rhino notching is a process where a rhino gets a specific marking in his ears that gives that rhino a number for easy identification and then monitoring.
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Rhino notching: every guest had a role to play – blog – Rhulani

Rhino notching: every guest had a role to play

Private Safaris Teamausflug Südafrika 2015

Private Safaris Teamausflug Südafrika 2015

Rhino notching: every guest had a role to play – blog – Rhulani

Rhino notching: every guest had a role to play

The wildlife vet just explaining what he is going to be doing with the rhino.

The wildlife vet just explaining what he is going to be doing with the rhino.

After they female was darted the helicopter pilot herded the female towards an open area so that it would be easier and safer to work on her.

After they female was darted the helicopter pilot herded the female towards an open area so that it would be easier and safer to work on her.

Rhino notching: every guest had a role to play – blog – Rhulani

Rhino notching: every guest had a role to play

We kept an eye on the young male as he woke up

We kept an eye on the young male as he woke up

The second rhino that was darted was a young male, probably about +- 2 years old.

The second rhino that was darted was a young male, probably about +- 2 years old.

The female was woken up and looked around for awhile before running of into the bushveld.

The female was woken up and looked around for awhile before running of into the bushveld.

Grant helping the vet to take measurements of the female's horns.

Grant helping the vet to take measurements of the female's horns.

The whole group posing for a photo

The whole group posing for a photo

The vet cleaning the area where the notch was made

The vet cleaning the area where the notch was made

The scissors holding the gap where the notching is going to take place

The scissors holding the gap where the notching is going to take place

The scissors holding the gap where the notching is going to take place

The scissors holding the gap where the notching is going to take place

The helicopter pilot scanning the rhino to see if she has been micro chipped before.

The helicopter pilot scanning the rhino to see if she has been micro chipped before.

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