NEWS from The Telegraph – “Bewildered, hungry and confused, this nine-month old calf was found staggering through the scrub a few hundred yards from the mutilated corpse of its mother at the Krugersdorp Nature Reserve. The poachers drugged rather than killed the beast because that is a more efficient way of incapacitating it before removing the horn. It then bled to death, its calf surviving the poaching gang only because its horn was yet to grow …” Read more by clicking on the link above.
The baby has been relocated to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve outside Johannesburg where it is hoped he will make a full recovery. He had been on his own for nearly three days when he was found, and would have died if the rangers hadn’t come across him. He is said to be terribly stressed, hungry and partially blind. The Ranger reports that he has a problem with his left eye because he just kept walking in circles.
Heartbreaking and traumatic for the little guy. Every week we lose more of our rhino to poachers. We need to protect them …. How can we prevent this murder?
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