Kids These Days, Always Whining

If you thought the horn was the most piercing part of a rhinoceros, you’ve never heard them complaining when they don’t get as much meelks as they want. These three noisemakers live at the Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa, which rehabilitates rhino calves who lose their parents to poaching. According to a volunteer quoted in Raw Story, they get fed every three hours — but that doesn’t stop them from crying for more.

Speakers UUUUUUP, Murray C.!

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19 thoughts on “Kids These Days, Always Whining

  1. Annette May 17, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    I’ve never given much (OK, any) thought to what a baby rhino might sound like, but if I had, I certainly wouldn’t have imagined THIS!

  2. Gigi_the cat lady May 17, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I would expect that noise to come form a baby dolphin not form a baby rhino!

  3. birdcage May 17, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Huh!!!! Never knew that they cried like that! I can imagine bebeh humpback whales making that sounds unda da sea, but not rhinosaubebehs!

  4. Faye May 17, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Oh my goodness. Sound like that must be the Rhrino word for meelks! In triplicate.

  5. Julie May 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm

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  6. Laura May 17, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Seriously, how do the humans not go running in with more bottles of meelks? Because that noise is just heartbreaking! I adore rhinos anyway — I especially love their feet, they’re so sturdy and beautifully formed to support their weight — but I don’t think I could STAND to be around that crying without succumbing instantly!

    • Julie May 17, 2016 / 6:39 pm

      Agree! I would be soooooooo guilty of slipping them an extra bottle or three.

  7. Debg May 17, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    They could double as a there,in orchestra.

  8. sugitomo May 17, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    That is the cutest whiniest whine I’ve ever heard. Redonk!

  9. Haha May 17, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Nope, just the doors to the visitor center. They need some oil. People coming in. People going out. Doors squealing.
    Nope, no heartstring pulling sounds from hungry babies. Just oil needing doors.

  10. Haha May 17, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    You KNOW if they were in the ocean, that sound would call a mama whale from across the deep to say, “Here sweetling, eat, eat.”

  11. Kar May 18, 2016 / 12:34 am

    I swear that whine peeled the paint off my walls.

  12. Faye May 18, 2016 / 1:04 am

    Did anyone else notice they look like Shrek?

    • Smartypants May 18, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Yes – I remember hearing that Shrek’s creators based his ears on Rhino ears, so you’re spot-on.

  13. George Michael Sherry May 18, 2016 / 4:08 am

    First, they do look like they are getting plenty to eat, so I won’t worry about that.

    Second, from the way those fence uprights were moving around when they barely nudged them, I bet they could go right through that fence if they tried, so for the sake of their safety and their keepers not having to hunt all over the countryside to fetch them back, I hope they never try. It’s easier when they don’t know their own strength.

  14. michael May 18, 2016 / 9:29 am

    They are orphans and they want more milk.

    Any named Oliver?

    (Yes, my heart hurts.)

  15. diane in los angeles May 18, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    My kittens both ran for cover when the rhinos started crying.

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