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Category: Black Rhino

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 that with the help of the reserve staff and rangers, we could safely remove their horns and fit the trackers. On the first day we treated 2 Cows and a Calf. On the second day we treated a Cow and Calf and a Bull. When we immobilise Rhinos who have calfs like this, while sedated, we always bring the calf to the location of the mother, so that they can awaken together, reducing stress.

Dehorning is a measure taken to prevent Rhino poaching by making the individual less attractive to potential poachers, it has contributed to a notable decline in Rhino poaching and has proved successful in the past. Everything we can do to protect the fragile remaining population of Black Rhino is so important, but our work is only possible with your support, please support us by donating.

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How many Black Rhinos are left?

The IUCN red list reports 5,630 Black Rhinos remain in the wild, in a 2018 report. 93.9% of the species reside in just four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

How can I support Saving The Survivors?

Please donate if you can to ensure that we are always there to answer that call to protect remaining Rhinos. You can support our work by becoming a monthly or one off donor. Please help us to do more great work like this, and save the Rhino from extinction. Donate here.

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Thank you from all of team Saving The Survivors for your support!

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