Elephant Shows Rhino Who's Boss

Feb 28 2017




It was an absolutely amazing sensation to see & be a part of the standoff where a young elephant bull in musth showed this male white rhino who was boss. We could all physically feel the testosterone aura which surrounded the battlefield of these 2 ancient rivals.

The sighting ended in a stalemate with no winner. I would, however, say, the balancing act of the branch and the elephant “throwing” the branch at the rhino was a somewhat cheeky ending to the tussle. I believe they both showed their belonging in the area with mutual respect, making both of them ultimate winners.


I think this standoff was an extremely rare sighting – it is not every day that we can personally engage with 2 of the big 5 at this level, hence sharing it with the Latest Sightings Film and Earn Program.



If you’re ever so lucky to have this experience, then cherish every moment as it truly doesn’t happen every day – feel the energy and engage personally with our wonderful South African nature”.



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