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Images of horror and hope: The recovery of South African survivor of rhino poaching Thandi

February 9, 2015
In March 2012, this rhino was attacked by a group of poachers during the night. They were armed with dart guns and machetes. She and two bull rhinos were found drugged and faces butchered in the morning.

In March 2012, in Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa this rhino was attacked by a group of poachers during the night. The poachers were armed with dart guns and machetes. She and two bull rhinos were found by Kariega staff hornless, drugged and faces butchered in the morning. Photo supplied by Kariega Game Reserve.

After the attack, Kariega gave names to the two survivors. The female was named Thandi which means  One who is loved or Hope. The male was named Themba which means courage. Themba died 24 days after the attack but Thandi has survived. In January 2015 Thandi had a calf

After the attack, Kariega gave names to the two survivors. The female was named Thandi which means One who is loved or Hope. The male was named Themba which means courage. Themba died 24 days after the attack but Thandi has survived. In January 2015 Thandi had a calf. Photo credit Gary Van Wyk and Kariega.

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