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Dean de la Rey


Dean 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 that far back!). He attended school in Pretoria, thereafter completing ...

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on The World’s Smallest Rhino Calf

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Incredible video.

Thank You, Marinda.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Incredible opportunity & video


Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

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

Glad you enjoyed.

Bruno Silva

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

Glad it did, thanks Bruno.

Ian Hall
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.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Dean, Thanks for sharing such a beautiful experience!

Glad you enjoyed it guys.

Laura Eberly
Digital Ranger

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

Still makes mine too.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

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!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

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

Dina Petridis
Senior Digital Ranger

Lucky you to witness those tender moments

Very Lucky.

Jennifer Ridgewell
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.

Leonie De Young
Digital Tracker

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.

Marc Grawunder

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

Glad you enjoyed Marc

Karen Taylor

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

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

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

Was incredible.

Johanna Browne
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.

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

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.

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

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.

Judith Guffey
Digital Tracker

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

More than likely her older Calf Judith.

Victoria Auchincloss
Master Tracker

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

Glad you enjoyed.

Shelly Kreilick Smith
Digital Ranger

Absolutely amazing!

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

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.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

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

Very Lucky.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor


Kat Ddio

Beautiful – thank you!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

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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