Singita Grumeti

Grumeti | August 2011

The two Black Rhino that were brought back to their home country from England and released into the re-habituation boma at Singita Grumeti Reserves were observed mating! Guests that had visited us in the past were here for the happy occasion, and were able to view the extended session. Courting and mating takes a long time and once they start mating the male will remain on the female for as long as forty to fifty minutes.  Lifting his bulk onto the female is quite an effort so once he has mounted her he tends to stay mounted until they have completed the act. Black Rhino are endangered and there are very few of them in the wild today. The largest population is in South Africa but here at Grumeti Reserves we have a program in place that is designed to return them to their natural habitat.