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Words of Encouragement to our Rangers at Christmas time

rhino with ranger

Photo: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

 

“Never give up,  for that is just the place and time, that the tide will turn” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

game rangers association

 

“If you’re going through hell, then keep going”   ~ Winston Churchill

 

Bloodhound and ranger in Virunga Nat. Park.

Bloodhound and ranger in Virunga Nat. Park.

 

Courage does not always  roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,

“I will try again tomorrow.”  ~ Mary Ann Radmache

 

 

Nicky and caretaker

 

 

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Did you know??

Rhinos sleep standing up.

Rhinos sleep standing up.

*Rhinos are distantly related to the horse

*The White Rhinos is the largest, weighing up to 5000lbs,
the Sumatran is the smallest, weighing “just” 1750lbs.

*Rhinos roll in the mud so they don’t get sunburned

*Rhino dung piles reach up to 3ft. high

*The Javan Rhino is the rarest land mammal

*The longest horn was from a White Rhino, it measured just shy of 60 inches.

*Rhino pregnancies last 15-16 months

*Rhinos have poor eyesight

*Rhinos can live 40-45 years

*The birds, called oxpeckers, that “hang out” on rhinos, eat ticks and warn of danger

*A group of rhinos is called a Crash

*They can run up to 40 miles per hour

*The Swahili word for rhino is KIFARU (key-far-oo)

*Research shows the process in which rhino horns form and repair themselves could teach auto makers how to create more impact resistant bumpers.

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