02 Jul Welgevonden rhino sold on auction for record price.
A white rhino bull from Welgevonden was sold in May at a public game auction in Vaalwater for a new record price of R720 000!
This was way above expectations and everybody was surprised by the prices rhino were fetching at the auction.
The rhino market has seen unprecedented growth in the last couple of months and although this was a bull, all rhinos, including females, are fetching high prices on auctions everywhere. The bull was sold to reduce the number of bulls on the reserve and to prevent conflict between animals.
Although he was still a relatively young animal, the reason for his record price was his impressive front horn which measured just short of 29 inches and a base circumference of just over 29 inches.