One of the challenges of ecotourism is the over-habituation of wild animals. Wild animals, such as this Honey Badger, are enticed to scavenge for easy meals around lodges, camps and picnic sites. This is due to left over foods being thrown away, or food being stored in fridges by tourists. These easy meals are not
The STS Team in Mozambique are quick on the scene to help solve a conflict between a community and two Lions that had wandered into the communities land. The aim is to mitigate the Human-Lion conflict as effectively and safely as possible. These two lions pose a threat to the civilians and they were killing
A young Bull Elephant was reported to walk with difficulty in one of our reserves in South Africa. Suspecting it was another poaching snare injury, Dr. Johan raced to see what could be done. Under the guidance of the local rangers, The STS Team in South Africa quickly located the injured male. With his usual
Dr. Johan, team STS and Dr Andy Fraser, recently treated Otis on his wounds. Otis is suffering from an uncomplicated radius fracture and he also has several wounds which have not healed, following a Lion attack last year. Unfortunately these wounds are on the bend of the elbow, and quite difficult to suture, due to
Sometimes the STS team gets called out to assist with some unusual patients. Komodo dragons, or Komodo monitors, are the largest, heaviest lizards in the world — and one of the few with a venomous bite. Therefore, Dr. Johan, was quite apprehensive and nervous when asked to share a room with this 50 kg large
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,
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.
It is still hard to believe that our beloved Hope is no longer with us, especially since she left so suddenly and unexpectedly.
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.
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.
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.
Hope the Rhino’s journey from her poaching trauma so far… This courageous Rhino who was found almost eight months ago, and the marred vestiges of her trauma are still clearly seen. She is one of the many Rhino who fall victim to poaching in South Africa. Like many others, she is an innocent victim of