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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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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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6Mar20
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Facebook Birthday Fundraisers: What Are They & How Do They Help Saving The Survivors?

At Saving the Survivors, your kind donations and generosity allow us to continue our mission to create hope from hurt. Every penny we kindly receive goes towards the treatment and rehabilitation of wild animals that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents. A large amount of donations we receive come via the Facebook Fundraiser option

18Feb20
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Remembering Sudan, The Last Male Northern White Rhino

On March 19th 2018, a rhino named Sudan passed away at the age of 45 years of age.  His death saw the conservation world and the wildlife community mourn. March 19th 2018 was a dark day for many. While rhinos can live up to 60 in captivity, their life expectancy in the wild is in

13Feb20
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Meet The Team: Introducing Hugo Pereira

Back in 2012, Dr Johan Marais founded Saving the Survivors with the aim to create hope from hurt and attend to injured endangered wildlife that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents. Over 8 years on, we’re proud to say Saving the Survivors has been overwhelmed with support and donations which has allowed us

22Jan20
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The Circus Ban – England Ban the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

In fantastic news to start the new decade, a ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses finally came into force in England on Monday 20th January 2020.  After a decade of promises from successive UK governments, the legislation for the ban was finally passed last year and England now join Scotland and

21Jan20
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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Saving the Survivors

Looking to challenge yourself this year and trek in of the most scenic locations in the world while raising money for Saving the Survivors? We’re looking for people to join us on a life changing adventure between 14th -21st November 2020 as we climb the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. This trek is for people who love adventure,

1Jan20
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How You Can Help Saving the Survivors in 2020

As we embark on a new decade, many amongst us will have made resolutions and pledges for the new year ahead. As 2019 drew to a close, we watched in horror as raging wildfires swept across Australia with almost half a billion animals killed and fears of entire species being wiped out.  For many people,

16Dec19
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Why You Should Send Hope, Not Cards This Christmas

The average person spends over £50 on sending Christmas cards each year. Cards which within weeks, find themselves in the bin and forgotten about. This year, we’re urging our supporters to calculate the cost of purchasing greeting cards and postage and instead, send a message of hope this Christmas. Simply donate what you would normally

16Dec19
Articles

Elephant and Rhino Skin Suturing – An Update

The closure of large wounds in elephants and rhino is a substantial challenge for veterinarians.  This is especially true if there is no underlying bone that may be used to fasten dressings like elephant leather, which will protect the wound and keep it sealed for better healing.  The Saving the Survivors vets were the first

3Sep19
Lion

Lion Caught in Gin Trap

This young male lion, estimated at 18 to 24 months old, was discovered by game scouts carrying out an anti-poaching patrol on the Eastern border of Mozambique’s Official Coutada 9’s conservation area. He had been caught in a poachers gin trap and was in a bad way even though a healthy young lioness was with

28Aug19
Elephant

STS Vets cross crocodile infested waters to reach elephant with brutal leg snare

The border police called ANAC about an elephant that was seen on the Incomati River very close to the South African border, dragging a tree that was caught in a cable snare. The Saving the Survivors wildlife rescue team drove to the location, met with a group of local people that had been following the

21Aug19
Rhino Poaching

Race against time to treat endangered pregnant rhino shot in poaching attempt.

STS Veterinary unit in Mozambique was called to assess a mature white rhino cow found in the South Africa – Mozambique Border with a severe limp and a deep wound potentially caused by a firearm. We quickly put together a rescue operation along with Sabie Game Park management and antipoaching team. The next morning after a

6Aug19
Articles

The Story of Cussy & Mickey

After spotting Dr. Johan, Cussy and Mickey ran straight over to the fence to say hello.   Cussy, our little white rhino, was abandoned by his mother at only 6 months old, in a large game reserve. We gave them two days to meet up. But after no signs of a reunion, we made the

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