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Team STS Save Young Elephant from Snare Trap
Elephant

Team STS Save Young Elephant from Snare Trap

Our veterinarian response unit was called to handle another sad case in Mozambique. Team STS received reports of a young Elephant bull with a suspicious leg-wound. With the help from a nearby reserve and community trackers, the team flew out and managed to quickly locate the Elephant bull. Upon arrival it was discovered that the … Continued

Team STS Save Rhino Poaching Survivor
Southern White Rhino

Team STS Save Rhino Poaching Survivor

Today has been a challenging and distressing day for Dr. Johan and the STS team in South Africa. We were called to assist two Rhino females who were sadly shot by poachers. One butchered and the horns removed. Her younger companion luckily got away, becoming a poaching survivor. However she sustained a gun shot to … Continued

Otis’s Treatment After Lion Attack
Southern White Rhino

Otis’s Treatment After Lion Attack

Dr. Johan, team STS and Dr Andy Fraser, recently treated Otis on his wounds. Otis is suffering from an uncomplicated radius fracture and he also has several wounds which have not healed, following a Lion attack last year. Unfortunately these wounds are on the bend of the elbow, and quite difficult to suture, due to … Continued

Dr Johan and the Curious Case of the Komodo Dragon
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Dr Johan and the Curious Case of the Komodo Dragon

Sometimes the STS team gets called out to assist with some unusual patients. Komodo dragons, or Komodo monitors, are the largest, heaviest lizards in the world — and one of the few with a venomous bite. Therefore, Dr. Johan, was quite apprehensive and nervous when asked to share a room with this 50 kg large … Continued

Rhino Cow Falls Victim to Brutal Poaching Attempt
Southern White Rhino

Rhino Cow Falls Victim to Brutal Poaching Attempt

Sadly, another Rhino has been shot with a heavy calibre rifle. This resulted in a bullet penetrating the frontlimb, and through the thorax. It eventually made an exit on the outside of the right frontlimb. Inexplicably it missed all vital structures. It just clipped the right radius and ulna. Miraculously, this Rhino cow survived a … Continued

Rhino Calf Otis Stands by Poached Mother
Southern White Rhino

Rhino Calf Otis Stands by Poached Mother

An all too familiar face. The heartbreaking moment of a young Rhino calf (Otis) standing next to his mother. His mother was shot through her foot and sadly killed by poachers.  She was unable to bear full weight and seen by Dr Fraser. The STS team was called in to take radiographs of the cow … Continued

Saving the Survivors – Key Moments from 2018
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Saving the Survivors – Key Moments from 2018

January 2018 The White Bull and Her Calf The team had only just welcomed in the New Year when they were called out to this injured white rhino cow. Injured in a skirmish with a bull and with a young calf at her side the team treated the injury to her teat and a full … Continued

STS completes Translocation of 13 Wild Dogs
Wild Dogs

STS completes Translocation of 13 Wild Dogs

We are thrilled to announce that the amazing operation to translocate 13 Wild Dogs from South Africa to Mozambique has been completed with success! In the morning of the 26th of January after a full day of planning, a multidisciplinary team composed of vets, biologists, monitors and reserve managers, gathered in Pongola Game Reserve (South … Continued

Wild Dogs Translocation
Wild Dogs

Wild Dogs Translocation

Saving The Survivors, along with partners are preparing to translocate African Wild Dogs from South Africa to Karingani game reserve, Mozambique. We are thrilled to report that the holding bomas are nearly ready. Karingani will receive the Wild Dogs at the end of this month. The Wild Dogs are being moved between different reserves. They … Continued