Rhino Poaching

Another successful rehabilitation and release of a poaching survivor.

This subadult White rhino female sustained a gunshot wound in a failed poaching attempt and was severely lame. She was treated with antibiotics and a cast, and a mere 2 months later, the fractured healed adequately for her to be released into the wild again.

Over the last couple of years the STS veterinary team has been on the forefront of developing new and innovative treatments for injured wildlife, especially rhino.

We were the first organisation to apply casts on more than 20 rhino for injuries like gunshot wounds and fractures. While it was not plain sailing in the beginning, the team refined the casting process over several months, to be able to cast even adult rhino now very successfully.

Thank you so much for all your support that enables us to develop these therapies and treat these iconic animals.