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
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
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
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
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
16 year sentence for female driver
A 37 year old woman has been sentenced to 16 years behind bars for assisting Rhino Poachers. It’s great to see the South African authorities handing out considerable sentences to those that play any part in the murder of our Rhinos. On Friday, Thembi Juliegirl Mangane (37) was sentenced to a total of 16 years … Continued
Ranger equipment fundraiser
Can you assist us in obtaining the necessary equipment to safeguard our Rhinos? Our enthusiastic supporters have raised $360 so far out of the $2000 required to provide the rangers at the Rhino Momma Project in Namibia with better binoculars, night vision scopes, new sleeping bags, new boots, and tents. Would you like to see … Continued
Man arrested with 2 Rhino horns.
Last week, the South African Police Service in Piet Retief achieved a commendable result by arresting a 27-year-old man in possession of two rhino horns. The arrest came after members of the public brought information about the suspect’s alleged dealings to the attention of the police. Upon searching his vehicle, the police found two rhino … Continued
Help us watch their backs.
The Rhino Momma Project in Namibia is one of the few remaining sanctuaries for the gentle giants that have become the target of poachers in recent years. As a result, the Anti-Poaching team at the project is in dire need of funds to better equip themselves to protect the Rhinos. With a target of $2000, … Continued
King reveals name of baby Rhino.
This week, the King and Queen Consort made a visit to Colchester Zoo in the UK to reveal the name of a newly born Southern White Rhino. It is not common for us to celebrate the birth of captive-bred animals, but the King’s public interest in the matter makes it noteworthy. As a Monarch, remaining … Continued
International Womens Day 2023
It seems wrong to just have just one day to celebrate half the population of the planet. In wildlife conservation we celebrate our female half everyday! African wildlife conservation is lead and underpinned by the strongest and most passionate ladies on Earth! We are blessed everyday to have these ladies leading the fight for endangered … Continued
Injured Cheetah loses tail
An adult female Cheetah attacked by another predator, most probably hyenas or a leopard. Her long eloquent tail had been bitten off at the base leaving associated bruising, lacerations and haemorrhage in the area The brilliant reserve staff noticed the injury and quickly made the call to STS! She hid herself deep in the thick … Continued
3 less Rhino poached in 2022.
Is the reduction of Rhinos poached from 451 in 2021 to 448 in 2022 really something to celebrate? The recent publication of Rhino poaching figures in South Africa has prompted discussions about the effectiveness of state-run properties in protecting the increasingly endangered species. While the number of poached Rhinos in 2022 was slightly lower than … Continued
Namibia reports record numbers of Rhino poaching for 2022
Poachers turn their sights on Namibian Rhino. The number of endangered Rhinos poached in Namibia last year was the highest on record and almost twice as many as the year before, officials say. A total of 87 Rhinos were killed compared with 45 in 2021, official government data show. However, Elephant poaching in Namibia has … Continued
Zero Rhino Poached in India!
For the first time since 1977, zero Rhinos were poached in Indias parks. In May 2021, a new Chief Minister of the Indian state of Assam set out to thoroughly put an end to poaching in the state’s protected areas. Now 20 months later, the forestry and police departments of the state have reported that … Continued