The White Rhino Distribution in Kruger National Park
Each small black dot on the map below represents a single white rhino sighting at that exact point within the Kruger National Park. It does not take into account how many white rhinos were seen a that point in time only that a sighting was made by a ranger on patrol in the game reserve. Refer to the table below and to see more detail on all "Big 5" sightings follow this link. Where there are dense clusters of black rhino sighting dots suggests this would be a prime area for spotting the white rhino. The Pretoriuskop area in the south west of the park stands out as prime Rhino territory. Take note of the occasional sighting in Mozambique ... the Transfrontier Park has allowed some animals to migrate.
This Kruger National Park website was developed by my father, Tony Roocroft, to map all the roads in this wonderful wildlife heritage site. He completed the project and at the time of writing this is unfortunately not very well. His last wish was for all the information he gathered and put together over years of hard work was to be published... And this has become a reality, together with lots of help from Africa On Paper publishers the book is now available for sale, as you will see on the left. It is unlike any other Kruger National Park and shares everything you can imagine about the park... Please have a look at it, its great, just click the picture to learn more about the book.
Key to coloured dots ... Rest Camps, Trails and Camp Areas
Basis: March 2005 to Feb 2006 Ranger observations using GPS.
Source Kruger National park monthly GIS data published in pdf format on their website. Map created by Tony Roocroft using this data source.
White rhino are grazing animals as distinct from the more ferocious and intimidating black rhino that browses off trees and their leaves. The term white in rhino is a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word "wyd" referring to wide (as in wide mouth). The white rhino has a broad or wide mouth whilst the black rhino has a pouted mouth used for browsing.