By Josie  December 7th, 2023

Watch This Huge Rhino Scratching an Itch

Your daily dose of entertainment from the African savannah: a massive white rhino indulging in a satisfying scratch!

Surely you’re familiar with the indescribable satisfaction of scratching an itch that’s been driving you crazy – and so is this rhino.

This video captures the hilarious moment of a massive white rhino scratching its itch on a rock.

Rhino Scratching an Itch

This behavior is not just a quest for comfort; it’s a vital part of the rhino’s routine to remove parasites and dead skin.

They are characterized by their immense size, broad, square lips, and two horns made of keratin.

Getting to Know the White Rhino

Contrary to its name, the ‘white’ in white rhino is a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word ‘wyd,’ referring to its wide mouth adapted for grazing.

One of the primary methods is through their dung, which they strategically deposit at specific spots known as ‘middens.’

How Do Rhinos Mark Their Territory?

These serve as information centers, conveying messages about the individual’s age, sex, and reproductive status.

This tells us that this incident isn’t about territory marking, at least not primarily. This is simply just a good scratch.

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