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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

15Jan22
Southern White Rhino

Rhino Calf survives Lion attack.

Impi, a 6-month-old Southern White Rhino heifer who now lives at The Rhino Orphanage, was attacked by lions a while ago. The brave little cow eventually managed to chase the lions away, but not before her right leg, in particular her stifle joint, was bitten and badly injured. Her wound was treated and the infection

7Jan22
Elephant

Update on Elephant Bull with broken leg.

Dr. Johan recently went to check up on Mr. F, a magnificent African Elephant we have been treating on a reserve in South Africa.   We first treated Mr. F after he fell in a ditch in the bush and broke his leg back in 2018.  The gentle giant was struggling to walk properly, so

2Jan22
Anti-Poaching

Conservation is about collaboration.

No one organisation can deliver all the roles required to protect our wildlife, therefore the key to success is working together and supporting each other. We recently donated sets of Binoculars to our partners Pit-Track K9 conservation and Anti-poaching unit. In Anti-poaching K9 teams, good long-range surveillance is absolutely vital to be able to spot

25Dec21
Southern White Rhino

Translocation of 2 Rhino Cows.

Earlier this week, together with our partners in this project “Baby Rhino Rescue” we moved the 2 Southern White Rhino Cows to their beautiful new home where they will be joined by Seha in the new year. We will allow the ladies to settle in over the festive period and our team can enjoy some

15Dec21
Elephant

Elephant cow behaving unusually.

The STS team in South Africa were asked to assist the local veterinarian in examining this Elephant cow on a reserve. The cow has been acting abnormally for the last few months and an injury was suspected either to her tusks, feet or other parts of her body. After a thorough examination of her body,

3Dec21
Fundraising

Exciting new NFT partnership between STS and “Endangered Mints”

We are pleased to announce a remarkable association with our newest major sponsor, Endangered Mints NFTs. After many lengthy conversations and completing mutual due diligence, our respective organisations have joined forces to strike a mighty blow to assure the long-term health and viability of precious, endangered wildlife.  “We are very pleased to join in what

30Nov21
Southern White Rhino

Rhino Bull survives poaching attack.

Dr. Johan and the STS team in South Africa have been called to assist with an adult Southern White Rhino Bull that has been shot, front horn hacked off and the left to die. This magnificent male was attacked a few days ago but managed to survive the ordeal! The Poachers bullet went through his

17Nov21
Zebra

Zebra with a snare.

The STS team in South Africa was called in to assist with a Zebra stallion on a reserve in Limpopo. The reserve staff noticed the stallion limping severely on his right hindlimb and suspected a snare. Dr. Johan and his assistant Dorota travelled to the area and on closer inspection with binoculars a snare was

15Oct21
Southern White Rhino

De-Horned and Tracker fitted.

Once we have darted a Rhino from the helicopter it is not always easy to get the animal to go down in the best place for them to lie down. We were recently called to collar this female Southern White Rhino, with some help we got her down safely in between all the trees and

16Sep21
Southern White Rhino

Lame Southern White Rhino Cow

This adult Southern White Rhino cow, called Kunene, was recently spotted by the reserve staff to be fairly lame on her left frontlimb.  Dr. Johan and the attending veterinarian decided to take some radiographs, as the lameness together with a large wound on the lower, inside part of the limb was a cause of concern. 

13Aug21
Southern White Rhino

Young Rhino with infected horn.

This young Southern White Rhino bull damaged his horn at the growth area while he was in a fight with an older mature bull.  Unfortunately the horn split and became infected soon thereafter and the one horn became two horns.  To correct the horn growth, we have cut off both front horns at the base,

30Jul21
Southern White Rhino

Young orphan Rhino needs our help!

Orphaned rhino calves are fed foal milk replacer, which is closest in composition to the milk of their mothers. Most are being fed either via a bottle or bucket, with a teat attached to it, while some can be trained to drink from the bucket itself.   This 6-month-old calf was bottle fed and swallowed

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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+27 (0)82 556 0644

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