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Anti rhino poaching movement celebrates poaching survivor’s newborn

January 15, 2015

The survivor of a savage attack by poachers has not only recovered from her awful injuries she has had a baby and the conservation movement is celebrating.

Two years ago Thandi along with two other rhino was tranquilised and had her horn hacked off below the skin by poachers. The vet who found her thought she couldn’t survive.

Watch Thandi's story in this Youtube by Helping Rhinos by clicking on the image

Thandi was inches from dying from having her horn machetted off when she was found. She survived and miraculously has given birth to a healthy young rhino. Watch Thandi’s story in this Youtube by Helping Rhinos by clicking on the image

The South African movement to protect rhinos is thrilled with the miracle baby born this week and is watching for more news of the young rhino.

The baby hasn’t been named yet as they are waiting to discover its sex.

“Thandi’s survival has already given us inspiration, but the birth of her calf brings a new dimension of hope to the crisis showing us that a future generation of life is possible if we put our minds and hearts to it,” the vet (pictured) who was called to the scene to treat the rhino after the 2012 attack Dr Fowlds says.

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