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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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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

2Jul19
Articles

Newborn Calf Two Weeks On

Two weeks ago, we shared with you the incredible news that Seha and Lucky became parents to a little calf called, Daniel. We are happy to report that this adorable little rhino has been doing extremely well. He is drinking regularly, sleeping when his tummy is full, and nudging his mother during his playtime –

2Jul19
Articles

An Insight into Dr Johan Marais

Dr. Johan Marais, the vet, photographer and CEO of #savingthesurvivors Growing up in Etosha, Namibia and on the Highveld of South Africa Johan became a qualified veterinary surgeon in 1991. From then, Johan spent years in equine racing, before being a senior lecturer, then later head of the Equine Clinic in Pretoria. Johan has been

1Jul19
Articles

Team STS Begin Elephant Recollaring Project

Today we start the project in southern Mozambique. We will be replacing the elephant GPS collars, for which we raised $10,000 last month.   Thanks to your support, #teamsts and partners will deploy a number of satellite collars in Limpopo National Park. This will assist security and law enforcement operations, human wildlife conflict monitoring and

27Jun19
Articles

Seha’s Journey from Survival to Parenthood

Last week, Saving the Survivors received the incredible news that Seha became a father to a beautiful little calf called Daniel. Seha, a long-term patient to STS, has certainly come from tough beginnings. However, his incredible journey has lead to this victorious achievement. The repopulation of what is now a near threatened species. In celebration

23Jun19
Articles

Two Male Rhino Calves Killed by Dominant Rhino on a Reserve

Dr. Johan and #teamsts were recently called to assist with an unusual but serious situation where two young male rhino calves were killed by one of two dominant rhino bulls on a reserve. In just one week, two young white rhino calves were found dead in the reserve. Only with evidence of some external trauma.

21Jun19
Articles

Saving the Survivors reach $10,000 Goal for Elephant Campaign

Saving the Survivors are happy to announce that we have reached our goal of $10,000 in support of the Elephant Campaign.   Over recent years, saving the survivors have successfully collared a number of elephants. But as these collars were due to run out, team STS launched the elephant campaign. These collars would enable us, with

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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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