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How a rhino gets rid of its ticks

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After a relaxing wallow in the watering hole, rhino like to have a good scratch.

They get itchy because ticks, tiny arachnids that live on the blood of mammals and birds, attach themselves to their skin.

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The ticks in Africa can grow to the size of grapes, bigger than the ticks we see here in the UK

Rhino use special grooming posts that are just the right height to remove the little creepy crawlies.

Head ranger Chris Sussens, at Tshukudu Game Reserve in South Africa, has more...