He's got the hump! Camel chases off rhino at Longleat Safari Park

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He's got the hump! Camel chases off rhino at Longleat Safari Park


A three-ton rhino throwing its weight around at the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire was sent packing by a feisty Bactrian camel looking after its newborn daughter.

The notoriously bad tempered rhino even suffered the indignity of a bite on its retreating rump as the fearless camel chased it round the park.

He's got the hump! Camel chases off rhino at Longleat Safari Park


Proud father Dougie was looking after his daughter, Nikki, when the short-sighted white rhino strolled in too close for comfort.

He's got the hump! Camel chases off rhino at Longleat Safari Park


As the calf took flight, the protective father leaped into action and a high speed chase ensued, leaving Marashi the white rhino a little red-faced.

He's got the hump! Camel chases off rhino at Longleat Safari Park


Fortunately, with both species being endangered in the wild, it was only the rhino's pride that was damaged.

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