Thandi has not been in a photographic mood too much of late. But here are some recent pictures taken by Jason Loest - Kariega operations manager and Thandi's keeper. She's pictured with the young calf (not so small anymore!) of her female companion. Thanks Jason for sharing with us.
Thandi and Themba
Remembering Themba with Hope in our Hearts for the Rhino species. Exactly two years ago today Themba the Rhino passed away. On the 2 March 2012 he was one of three rhino poached at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. He was also one of the two that made it through the night. Sadly on the 25 March Themba passed away after a hard struggle.
Today our thoughts go back to that dreadful day two years ago when we found our three rhinos after poachers had attacked them. We think about our unnamed bull that died during the night, the fight for survival and tragic death of Themba and the amazing recovery of Thandi.
This haunting video was created to help spread awareness of the plight of the African rhino. Tim Rotella composed and recorded the music, added the rhino noises and set it to photos of rhino Thandi (courtesy of Paul Mills).
During a recent checkup on rhino Thandi, Dr Fowlds and the Kariega team replaced her tracking collar. The Chipembere Rhino Foundation (CRF) donated the collar and we are very grateful for their ongoing support and generosity.
Kariega ranger and talented photographer, Brendon Jennings, recently shared these words and picture of rhino Thandi
Dr Fowlds and the Kariega team checked on Thandi this past weekend.
The Khalsa Primary School in the UK recently held a special Rhino Day to raise awareness as well as funds for the Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund. All in all they managed to raise an impressive R6105!
The last of a four part blog on the poaching of Thandi and Themba at Kariega Game Reserve South Africa, of the people closest to them, and of their path to recovery and struggle in the fight against poaching.
Part III in a four part blog on the poaching of Thandi and Themba at Kariega Game Reserve, of the people closest to them, and of their path to recovery and struggle in the fight against poaching. Written by local journalist, Lauren Flynn.