Witness Insane Power When This Rhino Gets Angry and Flips Over a Rhino Calf

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: December 3, 2023

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Angry white rhino.
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When we think of the power the animal kingdom can provide, it is easy for our minds to go to the king of the jungle or the largest land animal, the elephant. However, we can’t ever forget the rhinoceros. These guys can get pretty powerful when they get mad. Let’s see it happen in the video above. 

Rhino Sighting in Tanzania

The YouTube video at the top of this blog post takes us to Tanzania and Kenya on safari tours. The Zoom Sarai’s YouTube page reposted this from some tourists, Lizz and Todd Robinson who captured this on their safari. He says, “I was lucky enough to spend 3 days with them and their family in the northern Serengeti before they carried on with their first African safari – and what an incredible safari it was too! I’ve been guiding for over 25 years and never seen anything like this – enjoy!” 

The Power of an Angry Rhino

At the start of this short YouTube video, we see a field with spread-out rhinos. And among these, we see a rhino calf by its mother. Suddenly, at 30 seconds, we see two rhinos begin to fight. We’re not sure of the reason they are fighting, but the aggressive male rhino is angry about something.

Off in the distance, we see the rhino calf watching, as if he is soaking in this learning experience and how he will one day fight when he gets to be as big as these rhinos. The World Wildlife Fund puts the white rhino between 3,080 and 7,920 pounds, and their horns reach up to 59 inches. And so we can only imagine how intense this fight must have been for these tourists to see in person.

However, the story does not end here. At 32 seconds, the angry rhino turns his attention to the calf for some reason. He then goes straight towards him and flips him up in the air! We hear whimpering as the calf tries his best to get away. The rhino chases him and continues to push him. The calf now must see if he can outrun this male. 

How Fast Can A Rhino Run?

Rhino, Dust, Running, Charge

Rhinos are herbivore eaters.

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When we think of running fast, we think of great Olympians who dedicate their lives to being the absolute fastest. These are normally men and women who are very athletically fit and spend every waking moment working out. In the animal kingdom, we would be surprised to see how many animals that weigh tons can run even faster than the fastest Olympian in the world.

The white rhino is estimated to have speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, and the black rhino is even faster by reaching up to 40 miles per hour. Not only is it impressive how fast they can run, but if you couple that with how large they are, it makes them a tremendous enemy in a fight. And as we can see from the video posted at the top, it was enough to scare this rhino calf away. 

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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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