The STS Team, Dr’s Johan Marais and Zöe Glyphis, attended to the young White rhino bull, ‘Vrystaat’, that was shot and his face disfigured. Unfortunately, the other youngster, who was shot in the stomach, did not make it.
The wound was quite deep and infected, and was cleaned, treated with antibiotics and several wound dressings. We then used elephant leather as a bandage to cover the entire area. He was also treated with antibiotics and painkillers, because he was also shot through the upper body.
He is already eating, and even chasing away the other rhino!
Little Vrystaat is healing incredibly and we hope that by the end of 2017 he will completely healed!