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.
SOME OF OUR SURVIVORS
Saving The Survivors treated this severely injured twelve year old White Rhino bull in the North West province after a vicious attack by poachers.LEARN MORE
There will always be Hope, for this iconic Rhino will live on in everyone’s hearts and in Saving The Survivors mission of Creating Hope from Hurt.LEARN MORE
Thandi became the first ever Rhino to survive a poaching attack. Over the course of several months Saving The Survivors were involved in her treatment and she made a remarkable recovery.LEARN MORE
A 40-year-old Southern White Rhino who lives on a private reserve in South Africa was first shot by poachers in 2014 through the back of his neck.LEARN MORE
Saving The Survivors veterinary team attended to Mr F, the adult Elephant bull who is suffering from a long bone fracture in his forearm.LEARN MORE
Vrystaat and Impi, both 2-year-old orphan male rhinos, lived on a privately owned South African farm, with anti-poaching security close to the Botswana border.LEARN MORE
Impi, a 6-month-old Southern White Rhino heifer who now lives at The Rhino Orphanage, was attacked by Lions in January 2022.LEARN MORE
Hope is now on duty!
After 3 months of training, Hope and her handler are now on duty watching over the Rhinos at Insimbi Legacy Projects. They are also on fast response call to provide support to neighbouring Rhino owners. The purchase of Hope and the training of her and her handler were funded by the money raised by a … Continued
STS x STW partnership
We would like to welcome Serve the Wildlife NPC as an official partner and affiliate of STS in the wildlife conservation world. STW focusses on assisting anti-poaching units in the field; their ethos, like ours, being conservation through collaboration. By joining forces and supporting existing protection services with state of the art technologies and training, … Continued
A new home for female Southern White Rhino
The STS team in South Africa recently moved a female Southern White Rhino to new property to improve local genetics. While she initially did not receive a kind welcome, which is not uncommon. She stood her ground and the two bulls quickly warmed up to her and shortly afterwards they were seen all together at … Continued
A flat tyre while transporting a Rhino Bull!
The STS team in South Africa recently relocated a Southern White Rhino bull to transfer genetics between reserves – with rapidly reducing numbers this is an increasingly important part for the conservation of Rhino. The bull had been immobilised and Dr. Johan and the team inserted microchips in the front and back horns as required … Continued
STS Thermal scopes helping rangers
See this great footage from one of our Pulsar thermal scopes which is being used by the Rangers from Serve the Wildlife NPC These scopes are a game changer in so many ways. Obviously the ability to see at night without torches gives us the upper hand on the poachers, but also finding animals that we are … Continued
Dr. Johan saves Lion from snare.
It’s early morning and the STS team in South Africa are on their way to a reported sighting of a Lion with a wire snare around his neck. The reserve anti-poaching unit observed the young male Lion the day before and we were contacted to assist. On arrival the pride has moved off into a … Continued
Thank you from Namibia!
You helped us raise the funds to deliver much needed equipment to the Rangers at the Rhino Momma Project in Namibia! The first items have arrived with the Rangers, these night vision units will be a game changer and give the Anti Poaching Unit the upper hand on the poachers at night. Thank you to … Continued
Dr. Johan examines lame Rhino Bull
The STS team in South Africa were called in this week to look at a White Rhino Bull suffering from chronic lameness in his right hindlimb. The hock area was severely swollen on the inside of the limb, and although the Bull is still weight bearing, he does have a clear limp on the leg. The … Continued
New STS K9 Anti Poaching Unit!
The K9 anti-poaching unit a highly trained dog and handler funded by a team of STS supporters who completed a sponsored climb of Kilimanjaro. The unit’s primary mission is to protect rhinos at Insimbi Legacy Projects and provide support to other rhino owners in the area. The ranger who will handle the new dog has … Continued
Adventurers raise funds for STS!
In late 2022, a group of mountaineers accomplished a remarkable feat by scaling the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. The team of 13 individuals, including three Directors from STS, undertook the sponsored challenge. The funds raised have been put to immediate use, as we have invested in the purchase of an anti-poaching dog the … Continued