This video gives an update on Thandi, the brave survivor of the rhino poaching attack in March 2012. We encourage you to share it, and get involved in whatever way you can to help in the fight for the survival of rhino.
Thandi and Themba
Over the past two years former NBA basketball star Yao Ming and various film crews have visited Kariega Game Reserve to meet rhino Thandi and put together a documentary to help end trade of illegal ivory and rhino horn. This documentary, Saving Africa’s Giants with Yao Ming, will premiere on Tuesday, November 18 at 10 PM ET/PT (US) and Friday, November 21 at 9PM (UK) on Animal Planet.
Some lovely photo's of rhino Thandi taken by Angie Goody show her enjoying a wallow in the mud!
Thandi spends most of her time in the company of one of the other rhino cows on the reserve. We are excited that Thandi is likely to give birth to her own calf in early 2015
Thanks to Paul Mills for sharing this video of Thandi, her companion and her companion's calf ahead of World Rhino Day.
The poaching of three rhinos at Kariega Game Reserve in March 2012, their amazing courage and Thandi's incredible survival inspired trail runner Sian O'Keeffe to take action. He decided to start a trail run, called the Rhino Run, to raise funds and awareness for the plight of our rhino.
A big thank you to Kariega ranger Tayla Jane McCurdy for sharing these recent pictures of Thandi.
It was a great day when the author of the children’s book Ogres of Greed made a substantial financial donation to the Kariega Foundation Trust for for the Save the Rhino Project. We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation.
It's great to see rhino poaching survivor Thandi enjoying a mud bath.
Rhinos are one of the few megaherbivores (plant-eaters that weigh more than 900 kilograms or 2,000 pounds) still alive. Recently their numbers have been dramatically reduced with the increase of poaching. Poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa during 2013 and 376 have been reportedly killed by poachers this year. We simply cannot allow them to become extinct.