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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

3Jul20
Southern White Rhino

Race to protect a magnificent Southern White Rhino Bull.

A few days ago, a Rhino with a beautiful intact horn was seen by anti-poaching teams walking among 6 previously dehorned Rhinos, making him an obvious target for the well organised Rhino poaching syndicates known to be operating in that area. STS Mozambique were contacted and Dr. Joao and Dr. Hugo quickly put together the

26Jun20
Southern White Rhino

First ever calf of 2 poaching survivors celebrates 1st birthday!

What a difference a year makes! 12 months ago Saving the Survivors celebrated a conservation milestone, little “Daniel” was born! The one-year-old Southern White Rhino was the first ever calf with both parents being survivors of poaching! His mother “Lucky” escaped a poaching attempt with a bullet wound and we rescued his father “Seha” after

19Jun20
Articles

Is the newest recruit in anti-poaching actually Rhino’s oldest friend?

A study has suggested that the red-billed Oxpecker, often found eating the bugs and insects from the backs of big game animals such as Rhino, Giraffe and Buffalo, actually alerts their host to approaching humans, long before the large mammal would realise alone. Scientists speculate that the African bird has evolved this reaction to protect

17Jun20
Articles

The New Big 5 Project.

Saving The Survivors are proud to be supporting the New Big 5 project. Please take a moment to like and follow this brilliant initiative! The “original” Big 5 were the animals which hunters most wanted hanging on their walls. We want to make “The New Big 5” the animals everybody most wants photographs of on their walls!

16Jun20
Wildlife News

Leopard Tortoise Rescue and Relocation.

We don’t just care for large animals! Africa’s smaller species are just as important to us. These 4 Leopard Tortoises were confiscated in Maputo by Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação. The Leopard Tortoise has seen recent declines in numbers across East Africa for many reasons. Loss of habitat to agriculture, fires and electric fences. But

15Jun20
Elephant

The “Banhine Bull”

Almost a year ago STS and Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação joined forces with Peace Parks Foundation and Elephants Alive to deploy the first ever Satellite collar on an Elephant in the remote Banhine National Park in southern Mozambique. The complicated landscape and dense forest made fitting the collar extremely challenging and unfortunately the Elephant went down in a life

14Jun20
Rhino Poaching

Continuing care for a Rhino Survivor.

Dr. Johan followed up on the healing of this Southern White Rhino bull that survived a poaching attempt. Although the wound has healed substantially, it appears that the Oxpecker birds are keeping the wound open and preventing it from healing fully. It was therefore decided to treat the wound with medical grade honey and cover

12Jun20
Lion

Flying a Lion 800kms across Mozambique’s beautiful wild landscape.

Last Tuesday at exactly 7.00am the Mozambique STS team immobilised the Lion for the last time in the 3 week long translocation process. With the assistance of Karingani Game Reserve staff the Lion was loaded onto a vehicle and taken to a nearby airstrip where a small Cessna 182 was already waiting and ready to take off.

11Jun20
Wild Dogs

Update on The Wild Dogs translocated from South Africa to Mozambique.

18 months ago STS, Karingani and Endangered Wildlife Trust planned and executed the translocation of a pack of 12 endangered African Wild dogs from South Africa to Karingani Game Reserve, Mozambique. The dogs have been enjoying the beautiful and safe reserve and have already successfully adapted perfectly to their new home and even raised cubs! Last week Dr Joao

6Jun20
Human Wildlife Conflict

Young Male Lion rescued from conflict, passes tests to depart for his new home

Remember the young adult male Lion STS vets in Mozambique saved from a conflict situation with a local community last week? We have now found a good safe home for him. The Kruger Dispersal Lion has been living in a state-of-the-art predator holding facility in Karingani game reserve for the past week while a long-term plan was

2Jun20
Dr Hugo

Dr. Hugo’s 2000 mile race against time to rescue a Wild Dog with a severe snare wound!

STS vets in Mozambique were alerted by the Niassa carnivore project ( Niassa Lion Project ) to reports of a Wild Dog in the Niassa Special Reserve with a nasty snare wound. Dr. Hugo was best placed to tackle this emergency, so he packed up the equipment he would need for this mission and headed to the

30May20
Challenges

Challenge yourself and support STS.

Challenge yourself, support wildlife conservation and get an awesome medal!! Run, walk, cycle, swim, skateboard! Whatever you like…. Enter the Saving The Survivors virtual 5km, just sign up, complete your distance and be rewarded with a beautiful bespoke Rhino medal! Just follow this link to sign up – https://savingthesurvivors.wlve.co.uk/event/rhino-run

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
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+27 (0)82 556 0644

Volunteer enquiries

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