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Rhino Stories

Sanctuary Moments

Thursday, 13 June 2024 by Carla

These rhinos have been rescued, cared for, fed, and loved with support from Baby Rhino Rescue. Peace, calm, and tranquility. Young bull Case not understanding what why we are breaking up his morning patrol. Grazing on a sunny afternoon! Last rays of the suns before…

Caleb and Samson

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 by Carla

  If there’s one thing we know about rhinos it’s that they form deep and lasting friendships, and that’s exactly the kind of friends that these two young males, Caleb and Samson have become. Caleb’s mother was killed in a bullfight and Samson’s mother didn’t…

Kieries

Sunday, 27 August 2023 by Carla

JUNE 16th Private rhino owners are facing a perfect storm of unsustainable costs, and the number of rhinos being given up because owners can’t afford to protect them continues to increase. Kieries is one of these rhinos. At nine years old she has had to…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

Why Rhinos Need Their Horns

Sunday, 4 October 2020 by superadmin

Charles Darwin speculated that horns on animals were a way of advertising fitness for mating and the larger the horn the more attractive a male would be to a potential female partner. He was not able to explain why within one species there was no…

Bringing up Baby Rhinos

Monday, 14 September 2020 by superadmin

We wanted to know more about what baby rhinos experience when they are rescued, so who better to ask than a person responsible for their wellbeing and care -namely Dr. Jana Pretorius. A highly experienced wildlife vet, she runs the Rhino Pride Foundation located in…