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Category: Southern White Rhino

Long road to recovery after Hyenas attack Kolisi, the infant White Rhino

A big day for this 11-month-old infant White Rhino, named after the Springbok Rugby captain “Kolisi”

Kolisi suffered a hyena attack when he was just 4 moths old. This left him with many wounds including severe damage to his right hindlimb and tendons. For the past 7 months the infant White Rhino has been cared for at The Rhino Orphanage and we have been visiting to treat him there.

Today Dr. Johan, together with Dr. Pierre, took x-rays of his foot and evaluated his tendons, which appear to have strengthened substantially. In order to assess whether he can take weight on the damaged limb, and walk normally without the support of his boot, the doctors decide to keep his moonboot off. Initially it must have felt awkward not to have the boot on, as he kept shaking his leg. But, the Doctors were satisfied that he could take weight and walk suitably well.

Thank you to all involved in his long road to recovery! Another great example of Creating Hope from Hurt….

This work is only possible with your donations, please support STS in protecting the remaining Rhinos in Africa by donating. 

We would like to thank The Rhino Orphanage for their ongoing care of Kolisi and as ever, Ford South Africa and Craghoppers.

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Injured infant white Rhino
4 month old infant White Rhino, Kolisi, with his injuries after a Hyena attack
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11-month old Kolisi having his cast taken off
White Rhino infant

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