|... when an image goes viral and reverse google image search just sends|
you to pinterest and you still have no idea who the original artist is... HALP?
I love maps. I'm also very lazy. I'd group "Oceania" and
"Antarctica" together but Wikipedia doesn't and I am lazy.
Our (ie. belonging to the WORLD) wondrous chubby unicorns are mostly located in Africa and some in the southern parts of Asia, both areas are part of the gigantic Afro-Eur-Asia landmass. Sometimes, I call it the old world because I'm obviously stuck in the 15th century or something. Being of the taxonomic order perissodactyla, that makes them related to horses. Therefore, real life unicorns.
However, today will be focused on the little ones (as in the babies... the adults are actually the larger rhino species of remaining extant species) of Africa. And by Africa, I mean the tiny parts that make up Kenya and South Africa and they're not even close to each other. (Political borders are subject to change because political borders are stupid like that.) And by little ones, I mean only the little ones of the erroneously named white rhino kind.
some kind of map of Africa
Look at little baby Maarifa galloping (instagram* 30/11/2018) about under the watchful eyes of her DSWT keepers.
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Maarifa’s default mode is “on the move” — she’s constantly zooming around as fast as her little legs will take her. Our team have their work cut out for them just to keep up with her, while the park’s resident warthogs are equally occupied by keeping away from her! Learn more about this pint-sized white rhino, who we rescued at the beginning of the month, by visiting: www.thedswt.org/maarifa ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ _________ Video © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT #MaarifaDSWT #rhino #whiterhino #kenya #whyilovekenya #baby #savetherhino
Check out Summer and Arthur (instagram 30/10/2018) galloping in their boma while under the care of Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary.
Monday madness with Summer and Arthur at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary! Summer and Arthur are doing a few laps to warm up for the new week ahead. Plenty of fun will be had this week, like every week! Mud baths and boma madness are all on the agenda for this week. There is no such thing as Monday blues for these two crazy little rhinos! #careforwildrhinosanctuary #mondaymadness #monday #fun #summer #arthur #laps #running #rhino #orphanrhino #savetherhino #babyrhino #mondayfunday #rescue #rehabilitate #release #protect #endwildlifecrime
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Here's Khula the (big) baby rhino and his bestest buddy (instagram 26/08/2018), Buzi (short for Imbuzi) the goat, horsing (heh heh) around together at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage.
People often ask why we chose a goat as a friend for Khula⁉️🐐🐐 Well I think this video explains it perfectly - goats are playful, cheeky, boisterous, charming and tough!!! Just like rhinos! 🦏 🐐 💚 Buzi is such a special member of our family! He gets knocked down, but he gets back up again, and again, and again .... 😍🐐❤️ @zululand_rhino_orphanage #playful #boisterous #charming #tough #strong #boys #boyswillbeboys #naughty #naughtyboys #playtime #goatsofinstagram #friendship #interspeciesfriendship #rhino #why #didyouknow
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And last but not least, baby Sparkle (instagram 29/12/2018) being cared for by the folks at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. How can I not include her, with a name like that!
✨Introducing Sparkle!✨ In the Christmas spirit, the newest arrival at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary has been named Sparkle. ✨ Sparkle arrived at the sanctuary just less than a week ago after her mother was killed by poachers. She has been progressing incredibly well and has settled into her new home. With 16 liters of milk and many mouthfuls of grass, we are happy to say that Sparkle is quite the happy chubby unicorn! If anyone would like to support this sparkling little rhino, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org #careforwildrhinosanctuary #sparkle #orphanedrhino #babyrhino #rhinosofinstagram #savetherhino #rescue #rehabilitate #release #protect #donate #support #endwildlifecrime @shanekluivert @babyrhinorescueorg @spiritwildlifefund @africanconservation @africanwildlifefoundation @conservationorg @thewcs @wildlifesos @world_wildlife
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Obviously, the babies are super cute but they all come from depressingly unfortunate circumstances. They are all orphans, their mothers being victims of poaching. Let's hope that this year, 2019, more protections will be put in place for them. We can't let our real life unicorns go extinct :(
*why can't instagram embed code be nice and easy like youtube embed code?