Nathan Newman, on a tour leading a group of tourists at Kapama Wildlife Sanctuary, happened to come across a mother and daughter of a white rhino family walking. Kapama is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa and is home to many rare species of wildlife.
Suddenly, a large male rhinoceros, estimated at more than 2,000 kg, rushed from nowhere to break the peaceful scene. According to Newman’s observations, it seems that the strange rhinoceros is entering the male season, so it is trying to scare the young rhino away to have space to act.
Along with a high-pitched cry that echoed through the air, the invader relentlessly pursued its offspring around the savanna, despite its efforts to resist. After a while of chasing, the female decided not to run away anymore, but chose to confront.
At this point, the simple male act, the normal need of any creature on Earth, becomes an extremely intense battle of wits. The weapons of both sides are sharp horns that are both pointed at the opponent, along with sharp eyes, ready to fight for each side’s own ideals.
The mother rhino now seems to have no longer tolerated the bullying, it is determined not to take a step back in the presence of the child next to it.
Apparently, the male rhino has crossed the line. Because of his desire to relieve physiological needs, the male rhino touched the motherly love of the female rhinoceros, pressing her so hard that she had to bleed.
Towards the end of the clip, the male rhino is still clinging to the mother and daughter of the rhinoceros. But according to Newman’s observations, fortunately no serious injuries occurred.
The guide said: “In my six-year career, I have never witnessed an encounter between two rhinos of this level of tension. I couldn’t believe it. Male animals, rhinos can become so aggressive and stubborn.”