I was casually following these two young white rhinos when suddenly they did a massive U-turn and fled from the area within a blink of an eye, in Laikipia, Kenya. I have heard rumors about their speed but have never witnessed it before. It sounded like a growling.
What happened was they ventured into another male’s territory. When they were spotted they made a dash for it. Even though they were two, they were no match for the bigger male.
Seeing this photo – the sky, the dust, I can still feel the growling of the earth.
To see a 5,000 animal make a fast u turn with an equally heavy companion is something very unique. We should not assume that these heavy animals can not move quickly. I was watching with my mouth open!
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