The Kariega Volunteers took take part in the 2015 Rhino Run in Kenton-on-Sea on 20 September 2015.
Thandi and Themba
Ahead of World Rhino Day 2015 we look back on the emotional journey of four rhinos at Kariega Game Reserve - Thandi, Themba, Bull #84 and little calf Thembi. Their story includes the brutality of poaching, terrible pain and loss but also incredible bravery, determination and hope.
On a sunny day rhino love to get dirty in a mud bath. This video shows rhino poaching survivor Thandi and her female white rhino calf Thembi having fun in the mud together at Kariega. Thembi was born on 13 January 2015 and is eight months old today.
The amazing story of rhino mum Thandi and her calf Thembi were featured in the South African You and Huisgenoot magazines in August 2015. Journalist Pieter van Zyl visited Kariega wildlife reserve and was able to meet the inspiring pair.
We are excited to let you know that our inspirational rhino poaching survivor Thandi and her calf Thembi will feature in a new ITV documentary series called Animal Mums on Sunday 23 August 2015. The first episode, featuring the two Kariega rhino, airs on ITV One at 7pm.
It was with great pleasure that we watched this short episode of Rhino Brief on 50/50. The feature pays tribute to the men and woman who in our eyes are the heros in this fight against rhino poaching.
Wildlife vet Dr. William Fowlds explains how rhino horn is made of keratin, the same as our fingernails, and has no medical value. He calls on us to share the video to help spread this message.
Rhino warrior Angie Goody reminisces about her excitement when Thandi's rhino calf Thembi was born and at their first meeting. We celebrate this miracle calf turning six months old today.
Kariega Game Reserve was filled with the excited chatter of 26 youth from the outskirts of the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Cape Town over the weekend. The group visited with USA actor and film star Texas Battle and was fully sponsored by Kariega.
My first sight of Thandi and Tembi was a very moving experience, knowing all this brave rhino mom has been through. Mix this in with a huge dollop of joy at seeing her healthy little one suckling greedily while ma grazed away calmly and you find your emotions on a real rollercoaster.