Thembi The White Rhinos Follow Up Treatment
Dr’s Johan and Zoë attended to Thembi, a White Rhino cow with a beautiful little calf, last week. She has suffered a poaching attack and has been left with no horn and missing half of her face.
Unfortunately there were maggots in her wound, and the inflammation caused her to have some difficulty breathing. The team had to work quickly to clean and dress the wound, and apply the fibreglass covering. The attending vet looked after the calf while we were monitoring her breathing.
After 60 minutes she was woken up, re-united with her calf and she started breathing better within 24 hours! Please help to contribute towards her treatment by supporting our work.
Why should we save Rhinos?
Rhinos play an important part of our ecosystems and without them these environments would not be the same. Rhinos are keystone species meaning they greatly influence their habitats. One way in which Rhinos do this is by wallowing in muddy puddles. This allows watering holes to stay open, allowing not only Rhinos but all species access to water.
The act of wallowing also has a positive impact on the surrounding soils making them more fertile. This is due to the mud drying up on their skin and falling off in the surrounding environment. This mud is fertile alluvial soil which spreads far and wide with the Rhinos movements. This enriches soils allowing for flora species to thrive.
How can I support Saving The Survivors?
Remember that our work is only possible with your support. Please donate to ensure that we are always on hand to tend to Africa’s most special species. You can support our work by becoming a monthly or one-off donor. With your help we are able to help every injured animal in need. Please help us to do more great work like this, and save the Rhino from extinction. Donate here.
You can also support us by following us on social media. Share our stories to give these vulnerable animals a voice. With your help we can raise awareness of the issues these animals face and make a change, creating a more positive future for them. Check out our other supporters views on facebook. Check out our instagram here.
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