BIG5 White Rhino. Jock Safari Lodge. Kruger National Park. South Africa. Dec/2020

BIG5 White Rhino. Jock Safari Lodge. Kruger National Park. South Africa. Dec/2020

Rhino
A rhinoceros, commonly abbreviated to ‘rhino’, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species. Two of the extant species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia. The term "rhinoceros" is often more broadly applied to now extinct relatives of the superfamily Rhinocerotoidea.
Members of the rhinoceros family are some of the largest remaining megafauna, with all species able to reach or exceed one tonne in weight. They have a herbivorous diet, small brains (400–600 g) for mammals of their size, one or two horns, and a thick (1.5–5 cm) protective skin formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure. They generally eat leafy material, although their ability to ferment food in their hindgut allows them to subsist on more fibrous plant matter when necessary. Unlike other perissodactyls, the two African species of rhinoceros lack teeth at the front of their mouths, relying instead on their lips to pluck food.[1]
Rhinoceros are killed by some humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market, and used by some cultures for ornaments or traditional medicine. East Asia, specifically Vietnam, is the largest market for rhino horns. By weight, rhino horns cost as much as gold on the black market. People grind up the horns and consume them, believing the dust has therapeutic properties. The horns are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails. Both African species and the Sumatran rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceros have a single horn. The IUCN Red List identifies the Black, Javan, and Sumatran rhinoceros as critically endangered
The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey.
The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The word "white" in the name "white rhinoceros" is often said to be a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word wyd (Dutch wijd) meaning wide, referring to its square upper lip, as opposed to the pointed or hooked lip of the black rhinoceros. These species are now sometimes referred to as the square-lipped (for white) or hook-lipped (for black) rhinoceros.
The species overall is classified as critically endangered (even though the South-western black rhinoceros is classified as vulnerable). Three subspecies have been declared extinct, including the western black rhinoceros, which was declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2011
Source: Wikipedia
Rinoceronte
Os rinocerontes são cocomamíferos perissodáctilos (ungulados de dedos ímpares) da família Rhinocerontidae, que ocorrem na África e na Ásia. Atualmente, existem cinco espécies distribuídas em quatro gêneros. Duas ocorrem na África, o rinoceronte-branco (Ceratotherium simum) e o rinoceronte-negro (Diceros bicornis); e três ocorrem na Ásia, o rinoceronte-de-sumatra (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), o rinoceronte-de-java (Rhinoceros sondaicus) e o rinoceronte-indiano (Rhinoceros unicornis).
Vivem geralmente isolados, em savanas ou florestas onde possam encontrar água diariamente. São especialmente protegidos na África, por fazerem parte do grupo dos cinco grandes mamíferos selvagens de grande porte mais difíceis de serem caçados pelo homem, sendo então uma das grandes atrações turísticas do continente. Contudo, a caça furtiva continua afetando as populações de rinocerontes.
O rinoceronte-negro (nome científico: Diceros bicornis) é uma espécie de rinoceronte, nativa do leste, sul e centro da África, incluindo o Quênia, Tanzânia, Camarões, África do Sul, Namíbia, Zimbábue e Angola. Embora referido como "negro", sua cor varia do marrom ao cinza.
O outro rinoceronte africano é o rinoceronte-branco (Ceratotherium simum). A palavra "branco" no nome é frequentemente dita como um erro na tradução da palavra africâner wyd, que significa largo, referindo-se ao lábio superior em forma de quadrado, em oposição ao lábio pontudo do rinoceronte-negro.[3]
A espécie é classifica como criticamente em perigo, mas três subespécies já foram declaradas extintas, como declarado pela IUCN em 2011
Fonte: Wikipedia

Jock Safari Lodge
Located within 6, 000 ha of pristine bushveld, Jock Safari Lodge is an exclusive private concession, perfectly positioned in the southern part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest national park. The wildlife within this region have survived undisturbed without negative impact from mankind, encouraged to thrive. Jock Safari Lodge emerges where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one – this natural unbroken landscape offers guests one of the best Big Five game viewing experiences in South Africa with its exclusive riverbed traversing rights. Steeped in history, Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park and is named after local legend, Jock of the Bushveld, the canine hero of Sir Percy FitzPatrick’s famous story of courage and loyalty that is set during South Africa’s first gold rush era. Relive one of South Africa’s cultural heritages through this wonderful story and view the original mementoes on display at the Main Lodge.
Source: jocksafarilodge.com/
Jock Safari Lodge
Localizado em 6.000 ha de savana intocada, o Jock Safari Lodge é uma concessão privada exclusiva, perfeitamente posicionada ao sul do Parque Nacional Kruger, o maior parque nacional da África do Sul. A vida selvagem nesta região sobreviveu sem ser perturbada, sem impacto negativo da humanidade, encorajada a prosperar. O Jock Safari Lodge surge onde os rios Mitomeni e Biyamiti fluem como um só – esta paisagem natural contínua oferece aos hóspedes uma das melhores experiências de observação do Big Five na África do Sul com seus direitos exclusivos de travessia do leito do rio. Repleto de história, Jock Safari Lodge foi a primeira concessão privada concedida dentro do Parque Nacional Kruger e leva o nome de uma lenda local, Jock of the Bushveld, o herói canino da famosa história de coragem e lealdade de Sir Percy FitzPatrick que se passa durante o primeiro era da corrida do ouro. Reviva uma das heranças culturais da África do Sul por meio desta história maravilhosa e veja as lembranças originais em exibição no Main Lodge.
Fonte: jocksafarilodge.com/ (tradução livre)

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