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We treat endangered wild animals that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents.

Whilst we will attend to the needs of any injured animal, most of our efforts have been directed at rhino due to the vicious attacks that many of them have fallen victim to.

Saving the Survivors was founded in 2012 by Dr Johan Marais to attend to injured endangered wildlife that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents.

Whilst we will attend to the needs of any injured animal, most of our efforts have been directed at rhino due to the vicious attacks that many of them have fallen victim to.

27,000 elephants poached yearly

1028 rhinos poached in 2017

Whilst we will attend to the needs of any injured animal, most of our efforts have been directed at rhino due to the vicious attacks that many of them have fallen victim to.

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Survivors

Survivors

Rhinos

Thandi and Themba

Thandi and Themba, a White rhino cow and bull from the Eastern Cape were two of the very first survivors that made headlines over a year ago.

Rhinos

Hope

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that Saving The Survivors has to share the devastating news that our beloved White rhino cow, Hope, is no longer with us.

Wilddogs

African Wilddogs

African Wild dogs, or Painted Wolves, are one of Africa’s most endangered species.

Rhinos

Amy

The Saving the Survivors Team with the assistance of the Ford Wildlife Foundation attended to Amy, a White rhino cow whose horn was damaged in a poaching incident.

Cheetahs

Sanbona

Sanbona is an adult male cheetah. He was captured by our team in order to assess the damage to his foot and to prepare him for relocation to a new reserve.

Rhinos

Seha

Saving The Survivors treated this severely injured twelve year old White rhino bull in the North West province after a vicious attack by poachers.

Elephants

Jabu

Jabu is an African elephant. He injured his lower limb in a tussle with a wild elephant bull and then later further injured the same limb by falling in a hole.

Rhinos

Vrystaat

The STS Team, Dr’s Johan Marais and Zöe Glyphis, attended to the young White rhino bull, ‘Vrystaat’, that was shot and his face disfigured.

Rhinos

Mel

Mel is an adult White rhino cow that sustained a severe deep injury at the base of her front horn, which we thought was the result of a gunshot wound.

Rhinos

Kwatile

Kwatile is a subadult White rhino cow and she has quite a temper on her.

Rhinos

Lions Den and Dingle Dell

On Friday the 30th of August 2013, three rhinos were darted by poachers and de-horned on Kapama Game Reserve.

Rhinos

Lady and Higgins

These two beautiful adult White rhino, a bull and cow, were attacked in the Western Cape and their horns were brutally hacked off.

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Recent Posts

6Aug19
Articles

The Story of Cussy & Mickey

After spotting Dr. Johan, Cussy and Mickey ran straight over to the fence to say hello.   Cussy, our little white rhino, was abandoned by his mother at only 6 months old, in a large game reserve. We gave them two days to meet up. But after no signs of a reunion, we made the

2Aug19
Articles

GPS Collars Proven Vital After Crop Crisis

Dr. Joao and team sts were recently called out to a farm in the Panjane community. The previous night a group of 12 elephants destroyed 2 hectares and agricultural fields. The precious crops were the only food source that 3 families had. Everything was gone in less than 2 hours. Following this, team sts, with

1Aug19
Articles

Mourning Mothers Come Together After Losing Calves

You might remember two months ago, when 2 female white rhinos tragically lost their calves? This was due to two of the older bulls fighting. To prevent any further injuries Dr. Johan Marais and team sts were called in to relocate the bulls. Since then, the two mothers have been spending most of their time together. They

31Jul19
Articles

Remembering the Fallen for World Ranger Day

We stand with the rangers for #WorldRangerDay   Rangers are the first line of defence in Protected Areas. Additionally, they are devoted to safeguarding our Parks, landscapes and the wildlife they hold.   This day is a celebration of the committed and brave guards of the natural heritage, and their work. Today we commemorate and

30Jul19
Articles

Human-Elephant Conflict Solved in the Pajane Community

STS and partners take the first steps to address Human- Elephant conflict (HEC) in the Panjane community.   You might remember our recent post about the Human-Elephant conflict situation? A few weeks ago in southern Mozambique, a group of 8 elephants destroyed precious crops from multiple families, leaving the land near bare. After the first

23Jul19
Articles

Finding the Real Lion King

Last week, Dr. Joao Almeida from the STS Mozambique team, travelled to central Mozambique. There he was to deploy 3 GPS collars on lions living in Coutada 9. Coutada 9 protects 400,000 hectares of wilderness in a private-community partnership. This aims to re-establish the wilderness areas that provide key habitat for a number of important

15Jul19
Articles

Saving the Survivors Celebrates One Year of Dr. Joao Almeida

Hours of travel, 100’s of translocations, countless snare removals, numerous collarings, and endless lives saved. Saving the Survivors celebrates one year of Dr. Joao Almeida. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Joao and all of his tireless achievements for the benefit of wildlife conservation. We cannot do what we do without your support, please continue to

12Jul19
Articles

Dr. Johan Attends to Injured White Rhino

Searching for a needle in a haystack – that is what the STS team did recently. Dr Johan was called out to attend to a White rhino. It appeared this cow had an injury to her backside of unknown origin.     There are several rhino on this large reserve. We managed to see all

12Jul19
Articles

First Elephant Collar Deployed in Banhine National Park

In support of the National Administration of Conservation Areas, STS, Peace Parks Foundation and partners. We deployed a satellite collar on an elephant for the first time ever, in Banhine National Park (BNP). Banhine is a critically important component of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. Due to the fact it lies within the wildlife

11Jul19
Articles

Rocking for Rhinos Raise Money for Wildlife Conservation

You may remember Gareth Putter from Rocking for Rhinos? He completed the 30 day Rhino Tower challenge for wildlife conservation.   Since then, Gareth and his dedicated team have continued to raise funds. Following this, their final total will be split between 5 wildlife conservation organisations. #savingthesurvivors were one of those conservation organisations!   We

10Jul19
Articles

Elephant Found Seriously Injured

On the second day of the Limpopo NP collaring operation, the team located and darted a lone elephant bull in the southern section of the park. We selected this bull for collaring because lone males are often the explorers. They can provide key data on protected area connectivity. Furthermore, large elephant bulls are also preferred

5Jul19
Articles

Dr Joao Leads Successful First Week of Elephant Collaring

This week, #teamsts in partnership with PPF, Elephants Alive and ANAC began the elephant collaring operation. It is going extremely well with 6 animals being fitted with brand new satellite collars and 2 recollared. These animals are also based around the protected landscape.   Limpopo National Park (Mozambique) is 1 million hectares in size. With

Our Supporters & Partners

Saving the Survivors would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. Thanks for following us on social media, and for helping us to raise awareness of the rhino poaching problem and other wildlife issues. You are our eyes and voices out there as we cannot be everywhere!

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