user: pass:

Foster, J.B., 1967. The square-lipped rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni (Lydekker)) in Uganda. East African Wildlife Journal 5: 167-171, fig. 1

Location: Africa - Eastern Africa - Uganda
Subject: Behaviour - Fighting
Species: White Rhino

Original text on this topic:
While the square-lipped rhino tends to live in larger herds than the black, fighting, especially between males, does occasionally occur with mortality sometimes resulting (Player and Feely, 1960). Such an outcome may well depend on the high population of rhino in Natal; fatalities from combat have not yet been observed at Inde though fighting does occur. For example, on one occasion when a female and calf was approached by a young male, the female lowered her head and uttered a deep growl. A larger male ran up and with a side swipe of its horn sent the smaller male running off into the bushes making excited bird-like chirps. This action was repeated several times by the same animals.

[ Home ][ Literature ][ Rhino Images ][ Rhino Forums ][ Rhino Species ][ Links ][ About V2.0]