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Category: Black Rhino

Rhino with damaged horn from a fight

A Bold Mission to Save a Black Rhino Bull: Dr. Johan Marais at Work

In the heart of the African wilderness, a remarkable story of resilience and compassion unfolds. At STS our commitment to protecting and preserving wildlife knows no bounds. Today, we share with you an extraordinary mission led by our founder and head veterinarian, Dr. Johan Marais.

The Challenge: A Damaged Horn and a Fierce Battle

It all began with a distress call about a Black Rhino Bull in dire need of help. This magnificent creature had recently been involved in a fierce battle with another bull, resulting in a severely damaged horn and injuries that demanded immediate attention.

A High-Stakes Operation: Darting from Above

To save this majestic creature, Dr. Johan Marais and his dedicated team embarked on a high-stakes operation. From the vantage point of a helicopter, Dr. Marais expertly administered a tranquillising dart, ensuring the safety of both the Rhino and his team during this critical moment.

The Operating Theatre in the Wild

As the sedation took hold and the Black Rhino Bull lay peacefully in the African savannah, Dr. Marais and his team set up a makeshift operating theatre right there in the wild. With precision and care, they tended to the Rhino’s injuries, mending what had been broken and alleviating his suffering.

A Stirring Awakening: The Unpredictable Return to Consciousness

Black Rhinos are known for their fierce nature, especially when they wake up from sedation. In a moment of raw power and survival instinct, the bull charged at the hood that had once covered his eyes, reminding us of the indomitable spirit that resides in these magnificent creatures.

Your Support Makes It Possible

At Saving the Survivors we couldn’t undertake these daring missions without your support. Every donation, no matter the size, fuels our mission to protect and save these incredible animals. Your generosity sustains our life-saving work, and for that, we are eternally grateful.

Join Us in Our Commitment

The story of this mission serves as a testament to our unwavering dedication to wildlife preservation. Together, with your continued support, we can make a profound difference in the lives of these survivors and contribute to the preservation of our planet’s natural wonders.

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