Southern White Rhino

Young Rhino with infected horn.

This young Southern White Rhino bull damaged his horn at the growth area while he was in a fight with an older mature bull.  Unfortunately the horn split and became infected soon thereafter and the one horn became two horns. 

To correct the horn growth, we have cut off both front horns at the base, cleaned the infected area and rectified the problem using dental impression material.  

We hope he will soon be casting the iconic Rhino silhouette once more and be able to walk around with only one front horn again.     

Despite the cosmetic damage here, the infection could have proved life threatening. This is another great example of where your support of our work has helped ensure another Rhino will continue this ancient endangered species.