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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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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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11Apr18
Articles

Saving the Survivors Partners with Project Red to Protect Endangered Wildlife [Press Release]

Saving the Survivors, a wildlife rehabilitation & conservation charity and Project Red, a UK based conservation charity have come together.

5May17
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Ford Wildlife Foundation supports Saving the Survivors

The Ford Wildlife Foundation handed over two new Ford Ranger bakkies to Saving the Survivors. The handover forms part of the Ford Motor Company of South Africa’s (FMCSA) commitment to the conservation and preservation of the environment in sub-Saharan Africa.

23Jan17
STS Staff

STS Team: Getting to know Dr. Zoe Glyphis

Learn more about veterinarian Zoe Glyphis and why she chooses to do what she does.

13Dec16
Rhino Poaching

Under a Poacher’s Moon

The moon has had an influence on Mother Nature and has set a certain kind of rhythm her inhabitants have marched to since the beginning of time.

25Nov16
Hope's Journey

Hope’s Story

It is still hard to believe that our beloved Hope is no longer with us, especially since she left so suddenly and unexpectedly.

16Oct16
Rhino Poaching

Seha – A day in the life of a rhino poaching survivor

Standing in the corner of the boma, Seha instinctively knew these two legged creatures approaching him weren’t the same ones that attacked him so brutally a couple of weeks ago.

15Aug16
Rhino Poaching

A world first for rhino poaching survivor Pablo

Pretoria – Nobody was paying attention to Pablo’s horn, worth thousands of dollars, or the ticks scuttling in the folds of skin between his hind legs.

3May16
Uncategorized

STS to be working with Flying for Freedom

STS are proud to be working with Tokkie Botes from Flying for Freedom. He and the Flying for Freedom team do not do the glamorous wildlife jobs – they collect forensic evidence from carcasses in the hope that the evidence can lead to arrests.

1May16
Uncategorized

Basic research on endangered species can be crucial

At Saving the Survivors it is very important to also do basic research on endangered species like rhino. Recently we did a CT scan on a newborn calf whose mother got poached and fractured her leg really badly.

15Apr16
Rhino Poaching

The stark Reality of Poaching

Although South Africa saw a slight decline in poached rhinos during 2015, down by a mere 40 animals, 2015 was unfortunately the worst year on record for rhino in Africa.

15Jan16
Hope's Journey

People Are Trying To Give The World’s Bravest Rhino Her Face Back

A victim of poachers, who hacked off her horn and half her face, she’s come to be called Hope, since hope is what was invested in her and her ability to survive.

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

For general enquiries

info@savingthesurvivors.com

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For any emergencies or an urgent inquiry

Dr. Johan Marais BVSc(Hons) MSc
johan@savingthesurvivors.org
+27 (0)82 556 0644

Dr. Zoe Glyphis BSc(Hons) BVSc
zoe@savingthesurvivors.org
+27 (0)83 380 5700

Mr. Paul Naden
paul@savingthesurvivors.org
(+44) 7768 535676