STS Veterinary unit in Mozambique was called to assess a mature white rhino cow found in the South Africa – Mozambique Border with a severe limp and a deep wound potentially caused by a firearm. We quickly put together a rescue operation along with Sabie Game Park management and antipoaching team. The next morning after a
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 poaching attempt.
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.
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.
Pretoria – Nobody was paying attention to Pablo’s horn, worth thousands of dollars, or the ticks scuttling in the folds of skin between his hind legs.
Although South Africa saw a slight decline in poached rhinos during 2015, down by a mere 40 animals, 2015 was unfortunately the worst year on record for rhino in Africa.