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Thembi The White Rhinos Follow Up Treatment
Southern White Rhino

Thembi The White Rhinos Follow Up Treatment

Dr’s Johan and Zoë attended to Thembi, a White Rhino cow with a beautiful little calf, last week. She has suffered a poaching attack and has been left with no horn and missing half of her face. Unfortunately there were maggots in her wound, and the inflammation caused her to have some difficulty breathing. The … Continued

Abandoned Elephant Calf Found
Elephant

Abandoned Elephant Calf Found

The STS Team recently attended to this 6-week-old Elephant calf. We found that he was strangely abandoned by his herd, also in one of our national parks. The gait of his left hindlimb was abnormal. Therefore, we proceeded to take radiographs of the limb – not always so easy. Luckily, the attending vet Dr Rogers, … Continued

Team STS Collar Two Cheetahs
Cheetah

Team STS Collar Two Cheetahs

The Saving The Survivors team assisted with the immobilization and collaring of an additional two Cheetahs last week. These two Cheetahs are part of the EWT’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project. This project aims to maximise the genetic diversity of Cheetahs in South Africa and increase their ranges. Furthermore, they are vital to the survival of the … Continued

Team STS Find Injured Rhino Cow
Southern White Rhino

Team STS Find Injured Rhino Cow

Dr Johan Marais and Zoe Glyphis were called out to this exceptional white Rhino cow. Unfortunately, she was injured by the local bull. The Rhino cow only has one functional teat. Unfortunately, in the skirmish with the bull, he managed to lacerate the teat quite badly. Anaesthesia was expertly handled by Dr Bester, the attending … Continued

Blossom the Rhino Found Injured
Southern White Rhino

Blossom the Rhino Found Injured

Saving The Survivors was called out to this 2-year-old White Rhino heifer, named Blossom by the anti-poaching team, that was shot through her right frontlimb 2 days ago. The bullet penetrated the joint, shattered some of the small bones and also caused a severe infection in the joint. Drs Johan and Zöe left immediately on … Continued

Bahati The White Rhino Cow On The Mend
Southern White Rhino

Bahati The White Rhino Cow On The Mend

Team STS are glad to report that the White Rhino cow named Bahati is doing very well! Bahati, translating to lucky, suffered like many before her a brutal attack at the hands of poachers. Poor Bahati was shot by the poachers in persuit of her horn. This left her with bullet wounds in her back … Continued

Wasinda the Rhino has Passed Away
Southern White Rhino

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
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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
Southern White Rhino

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.