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Animal - Rhino

White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum)

Standing 180cm/72” tall at the shoulder and build like a tank, the White Rhino is much less aggressive than the Black Rhino. Both species have two hardened keratin horns, with the front horn much longer than the back. The White Rhino has a wide lip and graze in comparison with the Black Rhino which has a narrow lip and browse. Fleeing, they run with their heads close to the ground with the calve in front of the mother. Rhino have a distinctive whale-like communication squeal. They can’t see that well, but they have superior smell and hearing. Two bulls fighting communicate with harsh moaning and groaning sounds. Often bothered by vectors such as lice and flies, they enjoy mud baths, especially during the hot midday hours. Rubbing posts and dung heaps indicate their territory.

A thick skinned animal. The best shot would be slight quartering away, flanking the arrow behind the shoulder blade and through the ribs.

SCI - 70”
Rowland Ward - 28”


May not be hunted with a bow in South Africa. The below table supplied as a historic reference only

Law Category Minimum Draw mass(lbs) Minimum Kinetic energy (ft/lbs) Minimum Momentum(lbs/s) T.P.I Total arrow weight required (gr.)
6 95 95 0.50-0.60 50+ 800+

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