Crash, bang, wallop
There’s no chance of outrunning an enraged rhino
Startle an Indian, Javan or Sumatran rhino in the wild and it will probably disappear into the undergrowth before you’ve really had time to register what’s going on. Stress out one of Africa’s rhinos, on the other hand, and you’ll know about it. Black and white rhinos are usually quiet and solitary, but very occasionally there are reports of attacks on humans and vehicles. With poor eyesight, these creatures can take no chances when it comes to their safety or the safety of their calves; if something sounds or smells like it could be a threat, they’ll charge. The black rhino is smaller than the white and possesses a smaller horn, but it’s the species with the reputation for being the most aggressive. From their thick skin to their formidable horns, rhinos have evolved fortress-like bodies in order to survive life in a perilous habitat.
Rhino attacks on humans are rare, with about two reports a year