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Posted by: nyukitx Mar 10 2010, 06:07 PM
I currently work a large mixed species yard with several white rhinos. Out of the herd, there are two females with a very strong bond who tend to gang-up on our male and have caused some serious injuries last summer. We have tried running two herds with these specific females in different groups hoping to break the pair bond but without success, after over 6 months apart they came right back together upon introductions and proceeded to back down the male as a team. When seperated into different herds they allowed the male to breed and only mild agression was noted. Has anyone experienced similar problems or have advice on what might be triggering such antagonistic social behaviors? Both females are proven breeders and we are eager to get them bred again.