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Category: Southern White Rhino

The STS team tend to a pregnant Southern White Rhino poaching victim

This pregnant Southern White Rhino has suffered a bullet wound to her head in an attempted poaching incident to hack off her horns. The STS South Africa team are quick on the scene to immobilise and examine her.
 
Fortunately all vital structures are missed by the bullet but it remains lodged in the muscle of the neck area. To remove the projectile will actually cause more damage, so it was decided to flush and treat the wound, give her strong antibiotics and monitor her progress for the next 2 weeks.
 
We are grateful for small miracles, in that the bullet missed both the brain cavity and spinal cord of the pregnant Southern White Rhino. It could easily have gone the other way and we would have lost 2 animals, the mother and the baby she is carrying.
 

Rhino shot by poachers

How long are Southern White Rhinos pregnant?

The gestation period for Southern White Rhinos is approximately 16-18 months. Although this seems a long period of time, is it not as long as Elephants who are pregnant for nearly two years!

Southern White Rhino mothers give birth to a single calf every 2-3 years, reaching sexually maturity at around 6 years old. The long pregnancy periods and gaps between each calf born slows the potential population growth of the species.

How can I support the work Saving The Survivors does and save the Southern White Rhino?

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