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Buffalo Bulls capture in Mavunguane Community
Buffalo

Buffalo Bulls capture in Mavunguane Community

A group of herdsman from the Mavunguane community in southern Mozambique requested the assistance of STS mobile veterinary unit. This was to solve an ongoing “conflict” between the cattle herds and herdsman. Additionally, they were called to solve the conflict between and 2 massive Buffalo bulls that have been sharing the same territory.   Buffaloes … Continued

Another White Rhino Lost in the War Against Poaching
Southern White Rhino

Another White Rhino Lost in the War Against Poaching

A large, adult White Rhino bull was shot in one of our national reserves. However, he was only wounded and managed to get away. Team STS was called by the attending veterinarian in the reserve. They assisted with radiographs, as the bull was severely lame in his right front limb. This was where the bullet … Continued

A Progress Update On Thembi The White Rhino Cow
Southern White Rhino

A Progress Update On Thembi The White Rhino Cow

Dr Johan from Saving The Survivors attended to Thembi, the adult White Rhino cow with a young calf again recently. She was poached in 2010 and due to various circumstances, was never treated, until the STS team were called in late during 2017. If you would like to support Thembi and her road to recovery, please … Continued

Attending to an Injured Female Cheetah
Cheetah

Attending to an Injured Female Cheetah

Dr Zoe Glyphis and Dr Andy Fraser were recently called to an adult female Cheetah. With 4 cubs, this female Cheetah had injured her front left leg and was significantly lame. Firstly, radiographs were taken and the leg was manipulated and palpated. The only significant finding was swelling of the soft tissues over the carpal … Continued

The Recovery of Mr F, The 4 Ton Elephant Bull
Elephant

The Recovery of Mr F, The 4 Ton Elephant Bull

Saving The Survivors veterinary team recently attended to Mr F, the adult Elephant bull that is suffering from a long bone fracture in his forearm. While still very sore, we are glad to report that his lameness has definitely improved and that he is responding to treatment. It is still a long road ahead, but … Continued

Poaching Survivor: One Month On From Harvey’s Attack
Southern White Rhino

Poaching Survivor: One Month On From Harvey’s Attack

Saving The Survivors Veterinary unit with Dr Johan went out to do a follow-up treatment on Harvey, the young White Rhino poaching survivor that was attacked about a month ago. We are glad to report that his wound already looks much better after the initial treatment 3 weeks ago. Thanks to all, for your support … Continued

STS Set to Collar 40 Elephants in Niassa National Reserve
Elephant

STS Set to Collar 40 Elephants in Niassa National Reserve

Niassa National Reserve (NNR) is Mozambique’s largest protected area. It covers 42’300 km2, and contains Mozambique’s largest populations of Elephants, Lions, and Wild Dogs. Niassa’s Elephants are under threat of poaching for the illegal ivory trade. Recent estimates suggest that as few as 1’500 Elephants remain. This project, implemented by WCS, aims at ramping up the … Continued

Another White Rhino Lost To Cruel Poachers
Southern White Rhino

Another White Rhino Lost To Cruel Poachers

Unfortunately, it is with heavy heart that we bring sad news of another innocent Rhinos life lost to cruel poachers. A magnificent adult White Rhino bull shot through the front right leg by poachers two months ago. Initially, he was weight-bearing on the limb and he was treated a few times. His condition worsened and … Continued

STS Investigate the Death of an Elephant
Elephant

STS Investigate the Death of an Elephant

Saving the Survivors (STS) received a call to investigate the cause of death of an adult Elephant cow in Mozambique. The carcass had no evident signs of prolonged health problems or injuries. However, on close inspection, we could note small amounts of bloody fluid coming out of the trunk. The vet unit collected multiple blood … Continued