Lethabo the White Rhino has been Shot

Another tragic case of a White rhino heifer, named Lethabo (approx 6 years old). We found her with a bullet wound below her right elbow.

We took radiographs to diagnose the fracture. After we cleaned and flushed the wound, we administered long-acting anti-inflammatories. We also administered antibiotics, as she has a draining tract from the fracture site.

She is steadily improving and walking almost normally, so it’s unlikely that she will need a follow-up treatment soon. However, the owner will keep Saving the Survivors up-to-date on her progress.

It is heartbreaking to attend cases like this but thankfully we are able to help due to the donations we receive from our followers.

Finally, thanks to Ford Wildlife Foundation and Wildlifevets SA