Wasinda the Rhino has Passed Away
We have some very sad news this morning. After consulting other specialists we have decided that euthanasia will be the kindest thing for Wasinda. His chances of regaining his sight after his trauma are zero, and it is unlikely that he would ever be able to lead a normal life as he is still a … Continued
Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports Saving The Survivors
The Ford Wildlife Foundation handed over two new Ford Ranger bakkies to Saving the Survivors. The handover forms part of the Ford Motor Company of South Africa’s (FMCSA) commitment to the conservation and preservation of the environment in sub-Saharan Africa.
Seha The White Rhino’s Trauma – Under a Poacher’s Moon
The moon has had an influence on Mother Nature and has set a certain kind of rhythm her inhabitants have marched to since the beginning of time.
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
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.
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.
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.