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Creating hope from hurt

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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Some of our Survivors

Some of our 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.

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.

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Bush Journal

21Oct20
Anti-Poaching

STS Mozambique remove 22 poachers snares!

Dr. Isabel Almeida and Dr. Hugo were called to an area in the Reserva Especial do Niassa – REN where it had been reported that a Buffalo was caught in a poachers snare. Along withWildlife Conservation Society Vet and HWC Manager, Samuel Bilerio and Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação rangers, they headed to the

18Oct20
Community Programs

STS Mozambique, domestic dog vaccination program.

Our team in Mozambique undertakes a project to protect Lions, Wild Dogs and local communities with a canine vaccination program. Like everywhere else, a dog is Man’s best friend in Africa, farming communities also use domestic dogs to chase Baboons away from crops and warn of predators approaching livestock. But, these domestic dogs can easily

15Oct20
Southern White Rhino

Dr Johan de-horns 11 White Rhino and fits new GPS trackers.

Last week we collaborated with two of our favourite conservation partners and two of the most amazing women in Rhino conservation.- Kennedy Zakeer and her Council of Contributors and Carmela Lattanzi and her Insimbi Legacy Projects. Dr. Johan and his new assistant “Dot” spent 2 days at Insimbi in South Africa, where they de-horned and

14Oct20
Partners

Fun Facts About Baby Alpacas (Cria)

Alpacas are often referred to as “lama pocos”, or small llamas. This is understandable since they both come from the camelid family. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Unlike other camelids, the alpaca breed is known for its calm nature. Yet that doesn’t stop them from always being watchful of everything going on

25Sep20
Lion

Dr. Joao collars 10 Lions in Central Mozambique.

Over the past week Dr. Joao working in partnership with Zambeze Delta Conservation and Anti-Poaching, collared 10 Lions over a 3 day period in central Mozambique. The Marromeu complex, where the mighty Zambeze meets the sea, is home to a recently reintroduced Lion population after decades of absence from the region. In a spectacular effort

24Sep20
Black Rhino

Essential Black Rhino protection in South Africa.

Last week we collaborated with one of our favourite conservation partners – The Council of Contributors We spent 2 days at a reserve near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where we de-horned and fitted trackers to 6 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos. Dr. Johan darted each of the Rhinos from the helicopter, immobilising them

19Sep20
Elephant

Dr. Joao treats an Elephant with a suspected snare.

The STS Team in Mozambique collaborated with Peace Parks Foundation and The Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação to treat an Injured Elephant in the remote Zinave National Park {ZNP} The anti-poaching rangers of ZNP in Mozambique, reported seeing an Elephant with what seemed to be a snare injury. STS vets immediately flew to ZNP

15Sep20
Lion

The unexpected return of an old friend!

Earlier this week we reported on a pride of Lions that our team in Mozambique rescued from a potentially fatal encounter with poachers. It has now been confirmed that the male in that pride is actually a previous patient of ours! Exactly a year ago Dr. Joao treated a Male Lion who had a nasty

13Sep20
Lion

The STS Team in Mozambique race to the rescue of a pride of Lions…

A breeding pride of 3 females, one male and a cub escaped from the Greater Lebombos Conservancy in Mozambique and found themselves in community land. By the time we had been notified of their situation they had already killed 5 cows and were causing panic amongst villages. Without the intervention of our team, this pride

9Sep20
Elephant

STS Mozambique collar a troublesome trio of Bull Elephants.

A 30 year old Elephant Bull has been causing problems in the Khulula region of Mozambique. He was with 2 other male Elephants, between them they have been raiding farmers crops and have destroyed community housing. After coordinating with the local community and Authorities, our team, along with Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação, went

5Sep20
Elephant

Dr. Johan attends to another Elephant with a Snare wound.

A young Bull Elephant was reported to walk with difficulty in one of our reserves in South Africa. Suspecting it was another snare injury, Dr. Johan raced to see what could be done. Under the guidance of the local rangers, The STS Team in South Africa quickly located the injured male. With his usual precision,

4Sep20
Leopard

Dr. Johan is called to relocate a Leopard that found himself in danger.

The Leopard is a magnificently graceful and beautiful, but equally dangerous cat. Recently, one of these felines was seen strolling through a tourist camp. Although the camps are very well fenced, including electrified fencing, these curious cats sometimes still manage to climb over the barriers. Sadly, often when wild animals and humans come into contact

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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Saving the Survivors

Postnet Box 99, Private Bag X9, Karenpark, 0118, South Africa

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For any emergencies or an urgent inquiry

Dr. Johan Marais BVSc(Hons) MSc
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