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Update on our Black Rhino orphan

UPDATE : On the Black Rhino orphan calf who’s mother died unexpectedly in a reserve and he was left to fend for himself.   After relocating him to the Rhino orphanage the little Rhino began to take a turn in his health and became weak and wouldn’t eat. Everyone on site was extremely worried about … Continued

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Orphan Black Rhino Calf found alone and in need

Today we received a call for a difficult case. A little Black Rhino calf whose mother died unexpectedly is left in a reserve to fend for himself. At this young age, calfs are extremely dependent on their mothers for warmth, food and protection from predators. With the little calf all on his own, there is … Continued

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Black Rhino with a painful injury

During the late 1960’s there was over 70,000 Black Rhino which roamed the African plains. Sadly, today there are a mere 5,000 Black Rhinos remaining. Therefore, it is extremely important to treat and save every Black Rhino in need in order to preserve the species. Just before world Rhino day 2022 Dr. Johan and the … Continued

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Essential Black Rhino protection in South Africa

Last week we collaborated with one of our favourite conservation partners – The Council of Contributors We spent 2 days at a reserve near the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Here we de-horned and fitted trackers to 6 Critically Endangered Black Rhinos. Dr. Johan darted each Black Rhino from the helicopter, immobilising them so … Continued

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Update on Black Rhino with poaching injury

We first treated Goose, the Black Rhino poaching survivor back in September of 2018. She had sustained an injury to her rear right foot, possibly a gunshot wound from a failed poaching attempt. We took radiographs throughout her treatment, applied extensive wound treatments using state of the art wound materials and casting every time. Later … Continued

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Poaching Survivor Rita Gives Birth To A Black Rhino Calf!

Amazing News! We start 2019 with a wonderful update. Saving The Survivors have been treating a Black Rhino cow named Rita. She was poached and her horns brutally hacked off, back in 2016. After several treatments, we are now delighted to report that Rita’s wound has now healed. She is now released into the reserve … Continued

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Security Forces on High Alert After Brutal Poaching of Black Rhino

A critically endangered Black Rhino cow was poached in Mozambique. This attack occurred on the morning of 4th December 2018. A tragic event for conservation. There are now less than 2500 wild Black Rhinos in the world. This happened despite the world class anti-poaching in the reserve. The end of the year is always a … Continued

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Spartacus the Black Rhino Has Died

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Spartacus has passed away. A very sad day. Another Black Rhino lost to the horrors of humankind, greed and poaching. This has certainly hit the STS team hard! We put in a huge amount of work and effort to save this Rhino, we gave … Continued

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Sparticus the Black Rhino Bull (Update)

Spartacus, the Black Rhino bull was recently immobilised by the referring veterinarian. He cleaned his wounds and administered more painkillers. Treating these large, iconic animals such as the Black Rhino is always a challenge and sometimes really difficult. Every time we immobilise him, he is at a disadvantage. Due to the fracture of his humerus, … Continued