Wild Rhino Chase Caught on Film: Two Massive Beasts vs. Moving Car

Written by Angie Menjivar
Updated: June 5, 2023
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If you have a pet that likes running away, you know the frustration of trying to catch up to them. While rhinos aren’t pets, they do roam in human-protected environments and are sometimes assigned game guards to keep them safe. In the video at the bottom of the page, two rhinos get distracted and chase a moving car.

Where Do Wild Rhinos Live?

You can find rhinos in four different countries that include Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa. Here, their natural habitats are safe zones protected by locations like game reserves. They can roam freely and receive protection from game guards, who work hard to keep them safe 24 hours a day from poachers. In the video at the bottom of the page, the two rhinos are in South Africa, specifically at the Thula Thula game reserve. Look for him in the clip — there is a game guard chasing after them in the background.

Are Rhinos Aggressive?

Rhinos are not an aggressive species. They do have a large horn that is sometimes removed for their protection against poachers and though that horn can do some serious damage, they rarely use it to hurt other animals (especially not people). Like with nearly all animals out in the wild, however, these huge mammals get protective of their calves. If they are feeling threatened for any reason, they may charge the threat and use their horns as needed. But unless these animals are provoked, they don’t display aggression.

Rhino charging with dust
Rhinos charge if they’re feeling threatened.

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Two Massive Rhinos Chase Moving Car

When the video below starts, you can see a lush green environment with several bushes, tall grasses, and a couple of trees and hills in the background. Right in the center, there is a narrow trail and two rhinos running next to one another toward the person filming. In the background further back, there is a game guard chasing after the rhinos he works to protect. The man filming says, “I think they’re following us. And there’s the guard!”

He laughs at the scene as he and whomever else is in the vehicle starts it up and get going. They continue driving and the rhinos, as if pets left behind at the park, continue running forward, in unison, trying to get closer to the vehicle. The guard has quite the mission trying to catch up, but he also picks up the pace and continues forward. It’s unusual for rhinos to display this behavior as they run out of steam quickly and their eyesight is quite limited. But when the vehicle picks up speed, so do the rhinos. The poor guard is left in the dust!

Watch the Comical Video Below!

Watch two rhinos play a friendly game of cat and mouse!

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a quirky cat mom with a love for books, thunderstorms, and comfy couches where she cozies up with her laptop to write her heart out. Her writing style combines engaging storytelling, vivid imagery, emotional resonance, and educational depth to create a compelling and informative reading experience for readers like you! Her passion and humor stamp her work with a voice all her own and her sense of wonder creates a fantastical narrative that allows you to explore the fascinating world of wildlife through new eyes.

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