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Dean de la Rey

Alumni Ranger

Dean was a guide at Londolozi from 2018 to 2022. He grew up in Johannesburg and it was from his very first trip to the bush at the age of two that he was captivated by this environment (he claims he can remember ...

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on The World’s Smallest Rhino Calf

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Incredible video.

Thank You, Marinda.

Incredible opportunity & video


Dean this is so fresh. How wonderful this capture was. Thanks for the video. What a cutie

Glad you enjoyed.

Simply amazing! Loved the video as well. Thanks for sharing this, Dean, made my day.

Glad it did, thanks Bruno.

Master Tracker

The sighting of a lifetime, if I was Mr Varty I would working out how to charge the very lucky guests extra 🤔🤔🤔

Luck sometimes is on our side. Thanks for the comment Ian.

Dean, Thanks for sharing such a beautiful experience!

Glad you enjoyed it guys.

Thank you Dean! This made my Day! Such a special and wonderful video!!

Still makes mine too.

Dean, what a beautiful gift you gave us today! I’m in awe of the enormity of this moment, an addition to the rhino population we are so desperately trying to protect. This was the time to put on the ponchos, and observe. I would have loved that moment in time. Thank you for this uplifting story!

Little rhinos are cute but this little, little one wins top prize for cuteness! You are so lucky!

We did just that. Glad I could share the moment too. Thanks Denise

Senior Digital Ranger

Lucky you to witness those tender moments

Very Lucky.

Senior Digital Ranger

What a perfect new little Rhino and amazing experience for you all – great new life at Londoz. . Recently, and for the first time watched a bigger baby rhino suckling and was very surprised to hear the happy noises!

Noises are the best.

What a great blog Dean. You all had the experience of a lifetime in seeing this beautiful event. Am sure you all felt that it was worth getting drenched for – I know I would have. Sweet short video and, I also, feel very emotional just from reading and seeing the video. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Glad t had that effect on you too Leonie. Thanks for the comment.

Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks for sharing,what a cute little guy. Welcome to the world.

Glad you enjoyed Marc

oh so fantastic! Booked to return to Londolozi in January and can’t wait!!!

We look forward to having you back, Thanks for comment Karen

Dean, what an awesome sight! Baby rhino and mother!

Was incredible.

Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for this beautiful story and video. The beauty of that baby and it’s sweet mom made me cry. Such majestic animals. Lovely!

Love to hear when stories that effect on people. Glad you enjoyed.

WHAT an amazing sighting, Dean! The question is, did you see the little one actually FIND where to suck? –
Wendy M

Unfortunately not Wendy, lightning came so we had to go.

Priceless Dean! And the video was an emotional event. How fortunate that the calf was spotted or you might have settled for the two wild dogs!!! Congratulations!

Thank you guys, very lucky.

What a memorable sighting. Might that be Dad rhino in the background?

More than likely her older Calf Judith.

Wonderful news on many fronts. Even baby rhinos are so cute. Thanks for the boost to our spirits. Victoria

Glad you enjoyed.

Absolutely amazing!

Oh, my gosh, how exciting! Your photos and that video were spectacular and your description of the event brought tears to my eyes. So very touching!

Thank you Darlene, glad you enjoyed it so much.

Little rhino always cute but this little, little one wins top prize for cuteness! You are so lucky!

Very Lucky.


Beautiful – thank you!

How wonderful! Having been able to watch such a newborn and its mum and on top of it wild dogs is such a fantastic gift from nature. So amazing.

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