Rhino 911 received a call for help on Sunday 12 March 2017 from Steve Dell at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to locate an orphaned calf whose mother was poached last night in one of other North West Parks.
Nico Jacobs & Gerhardus Scheepers flew the Bell 407 and searched for more than an hour and a half, finally locating the 8 week old baby girl rhino. She was hacked by a panga and has several open wounds on her back. Gerhardus immediately began administering veterinary care and the baby was airlifted to safety. She has been named Jaime, “j’aime” means “I Love” in French, in honour of all the people working to save the rhinos, in solidarity to the Thoiry Zoo in France and to all the people affected by rhino poaching.