Mike was born in Jan 1990 in the ear of Doros in the district of Probeer. Mike is named after the late Mike Hearn who was the much respected Director of Research at Save the Rhino Trust. Mike is one of the dominate breeding bulls in the area and a favourite with the females not only in the breeding season, but because of his natural leadership skills where he protects them and take the lead in finding better grazing areas.
Mike was named after Mike Hearn after a particularly difficult tracking exercise where Lesley and Mike Hearn was tracking Mike from Probeer crossing the No.1 plains, down with No.1 road to Ugab, across the Ugab river towards the Brandberg mountain. When they found Mike at last it was decided to name him after Mike Hearn who had such a difficult time finding him.