Thandi was one of the very first Rhinos that we saved back in 2012. She and a Bull Rhino had their horns brutally hacked away by poachers and were left for dead.
A local Veterinarian Dr William Fowlds immediately tended to both Rhinos but sadly the male was lost. We then managed to treat Thandi who made an amazing recovery and against all odds, survived what would have been fatal injuries without Dr. Johan’s care and unwavering commitment.
Thandi’s latest calf is actually her 4th since her poaching attack, which is amazing proof that our work saving the survivors of poaching really is an effective method of endangered species conservation.
If Thandi’s 4 calves weren’t enough proof that our efforts work, last year, her first daughter even had a calf of her own! Making Thandi a Grandmother!
Thank you to Kariega Game Reserve for protecting and caring for Thandi and her growing family! Conservation is about collaboration, we all have a part to play and we will win if we fight together!
credits to Kariega Game Reserve and Dr. Johan Marais