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The STS team tend to a pregnant Southern White Rhino poaching victim

This pregnant Southern White Rhino has suffered a bullet wound to her head in an attempted poaching incident to hack off her horns. The STS South Africa team are quick on the scene to immobilise and examine her.   Fortunately all vital structures are missed by the bullet but it remains lodged in the muscle … Continued

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Seha – A day in the life of a Rhino poaching survivor

Standing in the corner of the boma, Seha instinctively knew these two legged creatures approaching him weren’t the same ones that attacked him so brutally a couple of weeks ago.

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A world first for Rhino poaching survivor Pablo

Pretoria – Nobody was paying attention to Pablo’s horn, worth thousands of dollars, or the ticks scuttling in the folds of skin between his hind legs.

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STS to be working with Flying for Freedom

STS are proud to be working with Tokkie Botes from Flying for Freedom. He and the Flying for Freedom team do not do the glamorous wildlife jobs – they collect forensic evidence from carcasses in the hope that the evidence can lead to arrests.

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Basic research on endangered species can be crucial

At Saving the Survivors it is very important to also do basic research on endangered species like rhino. Recently we did a CT scan on a newborn calf whose mother got poached and fractured her leg really badly.

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The stark Reality of Rhino Poaching

Although South Africa saw a slight decline in poached rhinos during 2015, down by a mere 40 animals, 2015 was unfortunately the worst year on record for rhino in Africa.

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Rhino poaching in South Africa: Hope gets her face back

Hope the Rhino’s journey from her poaching trauma so far… This courageous Rhino who was found almost eight months ago, and the marred vestiges of her trauma are still clearly seen. She is one of the many Rhino who fall victim to poaching in South Africa. Like many others, she is an innocent victim of … Continued