Race against time to treat endangered pregnant rhino shot in poaching attempt.

Rhino with bullet wounds

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

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Rhino Falls Victim to Brutal Poaching Attempt.

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 stark Reality of Poaching

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.