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Beyond its Exceptional Beauty, Kruger National Park is on the Ropes and Hurting

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 by Carla

Crags of ancient rock and twisting rivers, 1,000-year-old trees and a rug of bushveld the size of Israel… it’s been part of South Africa’s DNA for generations. And a way of life. Load the car, strap the kids into the back seat and head for…

Baby Rhino Rescue’s Two-Tiered Camera Approach

Sunday, 19 June 2022 by Mason

Under a full moon, two strangers climb quietly through a game fence intent on one task. They are there to poach rhinos. They do not need torches because the moonlight makes the bush so beautifully clear. They believe that without a torch their presence will…

Rhino Poaching in 2021 – Private Reserves Targeted

Wednesday, 9 February 2022 by Carla

Baby Rhino Rescue has long known that rhino poaching would eventually make its way to private reserves as the number of animals in National Parks dwindles. Numbers out of South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment agree. Read the full article here: Rhino…

Seha in the News!

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 by Carla

There was a lot of press over the last two days around Seha, our wounded warrior, being released back to the wild. Check out some of the articles below: NEWS Rhino that lost horns in attack back in South African wild after 30 operations – The…

An Extraordinary Victory in the Heartbreaking World of Rhino Poaching

Sunday, 16 January 2022 by Carla

Poached for their horns, rhinos teeter on the brink of extinction. One white rhino is a beacon of hope, the poster rhino for what can be accomplished when humans work together.  On Monday, January 24, after 30 operations and with the aid and collaboration of…

Private Rhino Reserves in Crisis

Sunday, 2 January 2022 by Carla

South Africa is currently experiencing a significant crisis in the private rhino ownership world. The facts are as follows: There are approximately 11,000 rhinos left in SA; 8,500 of those are in private hands. The decimation of rhinos in public reserves has been so severe that…

Rhino Poaching Rebounds

Thursday, 19 August 2021 by Carla

Not enough can be said about the extraordinary work being done by private rhino owners! We are thrilled to be supporting them with our partner Rhino Connect.  Read the entire story at the Daily Maverick’s Our Burning Planet feature. Rhino Poaching Rebounds

More News on Poaching Kingpins

Friday, 23 July 2021 by Carla

Dawie Groenewald was arrested over 10 years ago after 20 rhino carcasses were found on his farm. He has managed to stay out of jail since then. Could this be the last time? Read the full article here: Rhino Kingpin Arrested Again

Alleged Rhino Poaching Kingpin Killed

Friday, 18 June 2021 by Carla

This story out of South Africa caught our attention this week.  Petros Sidney Mabuza, also known as “Mr. Big” was shot yesterday and reportedly died on his way to the hospital. Alleged Poaching Kingpin Killed Police Launch Manhunt

The Tale of Seha

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 by Carla

Our founder, Helena Kriel, writes about Seha, a truly heroic rhino. Stay tuned for more information about this remarkable rhino! The future of Rhinos: The Tale of Seha, a Journey of Survival

Great News Out of Kenya

Sunday, 30 May 2021 by Carla

The Kenya Wildlife Service reported zero rhino poaching incidents in 2020 – the first time in over 20 years – despite poaching being on the rise in many other countries. This is partly thanks to conservancies using residual funds to keep rangers employed and to…

More Bad News out of Kruger National Park

Saturday, 22 May 2021 by Carla

On May 11th, tourists on a night game drive in Kruger National Park came upon a scene that was startling and disturbing. A rhino had died, or had been killed, and the situation has left many questions unanswered. SANPark has denied any wrongdoing but a…

Cameras for Anti-Poaching in Place

Thursday, 13 May 2021 by Carla

Earlier this year Baby Rhino Rescue made a donation to our private Game Reserve partner for the purchase of ten License Plate Recognition cameras. As poaching amps up in that area of the country, state of the art poaching devices are needed. The cameras add…

The World’s Last Rhinos are in Bad Trouble – Here’s Why

Monday, 5 April 2021 by Carla

Baby Rhino Rescue’s own Helena Kriel co-authors an eye-opening and controversial article on the plight of the rhino. Be prepared – although there are no images, the description of a poaching incident will stay with you. Read it here: The World’s Last Rhinos

South African Rhino Poaching Stats

Wednesday, 3 February 2021 by Carla

According to the South African government, 394 rhinos were poached in 2020; 245 of these in Kruger National Park. This number, while still high for those of us who believe every rhino life is precious, is down from the 594 that were killed by poachers…

Huge Decline in Rhino Numbers at Kruger National Park

Thursday, 28 January 2021 by Carla

Africa Geographic reported yesterday that rhino population numbers in Kruger National Park have finally come out. And they’re not good. According to South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, populations of both white and black rhinos in the park have plummetted since 2011. From…

Rhino Babies

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 by Carla

Over the past two weeks the rhino world has received some good news!  A baby Greater One-horned rhino was born at the Wroclaw zoo in Poland on January 6th.  This species was close to extinction in the 1970s with fewer than 100 individuals, but with…

The Last Two Northern White Rhinos

Wednesday, 6 January 2021 by Carla

In an excellent, informative, heartbreaking and very moving article, Sam Anderson of The New York Times tells us the story of his trip to Ol Pejeta. It is a beautifully written piece, capturing the grace and sentience of our favorite giant. It will bring you…

Horns of a Dilemma; Managing and Protecting South Africa’s Rhinos

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 by superadmin

Covid 19 has shone numerous spotlights on the world’s problems including how we interact with the natural world. Since the virus was declared a zoonotic one, the fear has grown that there are other potentially lethal viruses lurking in the wild. This has had a…

 The Social Structure of White Rhinos

Sunday, 25 October 2020 by superadmin

White rhinos have evolved a companionable and friendly social structure which means that with the exception of a lone dominant male, there are very few white rhinos that live alone. They are vegetarians who spend an inordinate amount of time eating grasses which are low…