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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

13Jul22
Southern White Rhino

Help us feed iconic poaching survivor Seha!

Seha (one of our iconic poaching survivors) has been enjoying his new home at Marataba Conservation Camps as a wild and free bull! This has always been a dream of the team STS and our supporters! We are thrilled to see him happy in a wilder environment. However, since his relocation, it has become apparent

8Jul22
Southern White Rhino

Hip Hip Hooray! Little Daniel turns three today!

Three years ago we welcomed Daniel to the world! He’s done some growing over the past 3 years! The only Calf ever to be born of 2 Rhinos that had both survived poaching attacks, Lucky and Seha. This is a true testament of the success of Rhino conservation. Living proof that the work we are

12Jun22
Southern White Rhino

Update on our little Rhino orphan Kwayera

You may remember a few months back we rescued this little Rhino Kwayera who had been found wandering the bush alone. For the first few days he was cared for 24/7 by our Veterinary Assistant and Baby Rhino Specialist “Dot”. This most certainly saved his life, before we could arrange for Dr. Johan to fly

4Apr22
Rhino Poaching

Rhino poaching survivor treated by STS veterinarian Dr. Johan

Rhino poaching survivor

Another Southern White Rhino Bull shot and his front horn traumatically hacked away by poachers. Luckily, this Rhino survived the poaching ordeal, despite losing his horn and with it half of his face. This Rhino Bull has been making a fairly good recovery, however it seems that the Oxpecker birds are now irritating the wound

29Mar22
Anti-Poaching

16 Rhinos de-horned after 4 Rhino killed in just one night!

16 Rhinos de-horned

The issue facing private Rhino Custodian’s In the space of a single day, a distraught reserve owner in South Africa lost four Rhinos. Each Rhino killed was a result of poaching. The reserve owners are responsible for the vast majority of remaining Rhino populations. However, being Rhino custodians comes with immense financial pressures, due to

21Mar22
Southern White Rhino

4 week old orphan baby Rhino

Orphan baby Rhino

A four week old orphan baby Rhino is spotted by rangers wandering the bush alone without his mother. The STS team are quick on the scene to assist and help the baby Rhino. Our STS Veterinary assistant Dot rushes to the reserve to help take care of the baby. Dot has years of experience and

4Feb22
Southern White Rhino

White Rhino loses fight with Elephant!

Our Saving The Survivors vets rush to the scene after a ferocious fight between a White Rhino and Elephant bull! This adult Southern White Rhino Bull was attacked and injured by a large Elephant Bull on a game reserve. This must have been some battle to witness! Although Rhino are very large and heavy (adult

25Jan22
Southern White Rhino

Saving Wildlife: Seha travels to a more “Wild” life!

This is a day we have been working towards for 5 years : Sehawukele (Seha for short) moving from his paddock to a much larger reserve. This is a big step towards saving wildlife and the Rhino species. What happened to Seha? Attacked by poachers in 2016, 30 operations later, this prize Rhino bull is

15Jan22
Southern White Rhino

6 month old Baby Rhino survives Lion attack

Impi is a 6-month-old Southern White Rhino heifer who now lives at The Rhino Orphanage. She suffered a lion attack a while ago. The brave baby Rhino suffered an injury to her right leg, in particular her stifle joint, before eventually managing to chase the lions away. Veterinarians managed to treat her wound and bring

7Jan22
Elephant

Elephant Bull with broken leg update

Dr. Johan recently went to check up on Mr. F, a magnificent African Elephant bull 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

2Jan22
Anti-Poaching

Conservation is about collaboration

The conservation of all animals is a mammoth task. 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. This team are dedicating their lives

25Dec21
Southern White Rhino

Rhino on the move: The translocation of 2 Rhino Cows

Earlier this week, together with our partners in this project “Baby Rhino Rescue” 2 Southern White Rhino Cows were moved to their beautiful new home where Seha will join them in the new year. We will allow the ladies to settle in over the festive period and our team can enjoy some much needed down

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
urgent@savingthesurvivors.com
+27 (0)82 556 0644

Volunteer enquiries

volunteer@savingthesurvivors.com