According to a tourist who was treated to a beautiful safari treat, a white rhino and her calf stood, waiting to cross the road. The scene initially appeared to show no out-of-the-ordinary occurrence as our cameras snapped away at the beautiful animals. The rhino, displaying a very protective instinct over her calf, decided to wait until she was certain that our vehicle posed no threat to them.
Deciding that it was safe, she strolled to the other side, but had reached there without her little one. Her calf, it seemed, had given in to its curiosity and playfully proceeded to investigate a leopard tortoise that was nearby. The tortoise, clearly not liking how close the calf was getting, made a fierce attempt to get away and eventually retreated into the safety of its shell. The rhino mother just looked on patiently.
From a bystander’s perspective, it seemed as though the rhino calf wanted to play with the tortoise, who would have none of it. Soon after, the calf returned to its mother and they continued on with their journey.