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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

I hope that you aren’t heading into a drought like the one that basically decimated the buffalo herds! I have never seen a rhino eating wood chips. Hope the rains come soon. Victoria

James Tyrrell

Hi Victoria, we hope we aren’t either! The start of the rainy season is imminent though so we’ll know in a few months what we’ve got and what next year might look like…

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, great video – I have never seen a Rhino eating wood chips, I hope the rain comes soon!

Shari Boyd

If I remember correctly, is this the rhino I’ve heard referred to as B10?

James Tyrrell

Hi Shari,
We don’t name any of our individuals so I couldn’t comment on that. Where have you seen that reference to a rhino?
Best regards

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Fascinating article and illustrative video. I guess I’m not surprised by the addition of wood chips to a rhino’s diet when tender grasses are no longer available Hopefully the rains will arrive and the drought word will disappear. Thanks James!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Absolutely facinating video, and no, I’ve never seen wood being eaten like this. Quiet desperation calls for much ingenuity.

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

I have never seen this before! Fascinating!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

This is indeed unexpected. Elephants strip the bark of the trees but I have never seen a rhino eating bark. Nature never cease to amaze.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

I definitely haven’t heard of a white rhino eating wood!!

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