SHOP DONATE
Your cart is empty
Category: Black Rhino

Spartacus the Black Rhino Has Died

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Spartacus has passed away.

A very sad day. Another Black Rhino lost to the horrors of humankind, greed and poaching. This has certainly hit the STS team hard! We put in a huge amount of work and effort to save this Rhino, we gave him a chance, we believed there was hope! Sadly the injuries he sustained were just too severe and as the super sad video shows, he yesterday drew his last breath. We are all devastated. We need to find the energy and spirit to keep going! We will keep going but days like today we find very it very hard!

Thankfully with all your support and all the funds you provide us we save more rhinos than we loose (60-70%) However, losing this one has been exceptionally hard.

From Spartacus we want there to be a legacy for him. We have been working on plans for a while now. And after Spartacus we have decided we can wait no longer. Saving the Survivors is not only going to continue to try and save animals like Spartacus, we are going to breed them! Securely and safely. We are going to breed 10’s 100’s who knows maybe 1000’s of Spartacus’s. From his death we want there to be a light

There has to be a light. He can not die like this in vain
No matter how sad Saving The Survivors must continue to fight for every Rhino.

Finally, thank you to Craghoppers and Ford WildLife who continue to support our work.

How can I support Saving The Survivors?

Please donate today to help protect Africa’s remaining vulnerable wildlife. You can become a monthly or one-off donor by clicking here. Please give what you can to fight for a future of these magnificent wildlife, and to save the Black Rhino from extinction.

You can also support us by following us on facebook and instagram. By sharing our stories you give these vulnerable animals a voice, and help to create a more positive future for them.

MORE BUSH JOURNAL

Ongoing Rhino Anatomy Research
News

Ongoing Rhino Anatomy Research

Exploring Uncharted Territory: Saving The Survivors’ Breakthrough in Rhino Anatomy Research At Saving The Survivors, our mission has always been clear: to protect and rehabilitate Rhino survivors in their journey back to health and freedom. Yet, amidst our tireless efforts, we encountered a formidable obstacle – the scarcity of detailed information on Rhino anatomy within … Continued

Hope Update
Anti-poaching

Hope Update

Hope’s Latest Triumphs: A Beacon of Hope in the Fight Against Wildlife Crime A Moonlit Vigilance In the heart of the African bush, where the moon casts its luminous glow, our anti-poaching hero, Hope, stands steadfast alongside our dedicated rangers. This week, under the watchful gaze of what’s ominously dubbed as the “Poacher’s Moon,” Hope’s … Continued

12 years with Thandi
News

12 years with Thandi

A Journey from Tragedy to Triumph The Tale of Thandi: A Symbol of Survival and Hope Twelve years ago, the serene landscapes of the Kariega Game Reserve were shattered by a devastating poaching incident, a stark reminder of the threats facing endangered African wildlife. Amidst this tragedy, where two precious Rhinos fell victim, a glimmer … Continued

World Wildlife Day 2024
News

World Wildlife Day 2024

Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation Embracing Digital Frontiers in African Wildlife Conservation As we celebrate World Wildlife Day 3rd March 2024, this year’s focus is – “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation.” At STS, we spotlight the transformative role of digital technology in safeguarding the rich … Continued

Another 499 Rhinos lost to poachers in 2023
News

Another 499 Rhinos lost to poachers in 2023

The Urgent Cry of the Wild: Battling for the Survival of Endangered African Wildlife In the heart of Africa, a silent war rages on — a war against time, greed, and ignorance, as some of the planet’s most iconic creatures face the imminent threat of extinction. The recent release by The South African Department of … Continued

Sony World Photography Awards 2024 Finalists Announced.
News

Sony World Photography Awards 2024 Finalists Announced.

Protecting the Precious: A Deep Dive into Endangered African Wildlife Conservation Unveiling the Urgent Call of the Wild The Sony World Photography Awards 2024 recently announced its finalists in the Wildlife and Nature category, casting a global spotlight on the urgent conservation issues threatening our planet’s magnificent creatures. Among the array of stunning visuals, two … Continued

Protecting Endangered African Wildlife: More AI Collars Deployed
Anti-poaching

Protecting Endangered African Wildlife: More AI Collars Deployed

In the heart of Africa, where the wild heart of nature beats the strongest, a groundbreaking initiative is taking root, aiming to rewrite the future for some of the continent’s most vulnerable inhabitants. The Insimbi Reserve, with the invaluable support of our conservation partner Wild at Life, is pioneering a series of innovative conservation strategies … Continued

The Heartbeat of the Wild
News

The Heartbeat of the Wild

Celebrating Rhino Calves in Africa’s Vast Wilderness In the grand tapestry of conserving Africa’s endangered wildlife, the birth of each Rhino calf is a poignant echo of hope across the savannahs. While zoos across the globe beam with pride at the arrival of these magnificent creatures, igniting public enthusiasm and media buzz, it’s the births … Continued

Welcome Baby Rhino!
Southern White Rhino

Welcome Baby Rhino!

A New Dawn for Endangered African Wildlife: The Birth of a Southern White Rhino Celebrating a Milestone in African Wildlife Conservation In the serene expanses of the Insimbi Reserve, a monumental event has recently occurred – the birth of a Southern White Rhino calf. This significant event is not just a cause for celebration but … Continued

The Heart Within
Fundraising

The Heart Within

A Valentine’s Day Ode to Endangered African Wildlife Introduction to African Wildlife Conservation Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love in all its forms, extending our affection beyond human connections to embrace the natural world around us. Among the vast landscapes of Africa, home to some of the planet’s most majestic creatures, there lies … Continued

Championing Biodiversity
Uncategorised

Championing Biodiversity

The Critical Role of Wildlife Veterinarians in Conservation Efforts In the dynamic landscape of South African biodiversity conservation, there emerges a narrative of resilience, innovation, and hope. Central to this narrative is Dr. Johan Marais and his nonprofit organisation, Saving the Survivors, which epitomises the crucial role of wildlife veterinarians in safeguarding the future of … Continued

Hope's Resilience Chronicles
Anti-poaching

Hope's Resilience Chronicles

🌟🚀 A Remarkable Recovery Tale! 🐾🎉 In the heart of the Insimbi reserve, amidst the vast South African wilderness, unfolds a tale of triumph, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of our beloved anti-poaching dog, Hope. A Testament to Hope’s Strength: Witness the astonishing journey of Hope’s rapid recovery, captured in these heartwarming pictures. Struck three … Continued