Rare Southern White Rhino Marking His Territory | Ceratotherium simum simum

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Somehow this nature documentary video featuring a white rhino marking territory has been turned into a rhino 💩 meme!
Rhinoceroses have poor eyesight so their pathways around their territory are marked with scent, this shows you how the scent is spread…

Basically the Southern white rhino bull has a number of midden/latrine sites in his territory where he defecates, afterwards the rhino bull kicks the faeces with his back feet enabling him to leave the scent on the ground as he walks away.
The midden also acts as a messaging board for other rhinos. Female white rhino will defecate around the edges so that territory holders can know of their presence and oestrus status. Other male white rhino will mark directly on top of the midden as a challenge to the territorial male or on the edges if they are just passing through and want to be respectful.
The Southern White Rhino or Square-Lipped Rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) numbers are dropping due to poaching. In 15 years the species may be extinct.
RHINO HORN IS NOT MEDICINE
Filmed in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa

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