Slide background

Photos: Thembi the Rhino is 4 Months Old

Jone Haesslich
(no comments)

Kariega Thembi May2015 Ag

Rhino warrior Angie Goody took these lovely photographs of Thandi and her young calf Thembi enjoying a mud bath recently. We share the pictures with you today in honour of this new young life, a symbol of hope in the fight against rhino poaching.

Eastern Cape Rhino Survives Brutal Poaching and is a Happy Mum

Thembi, meaning Hope in isiXhosa, is 4 months old already. Her brave mum Thandi was a victim of a brutal poaching on Kariega in March 2012. She survived against all odds and her fight to survive has helped raise awareness across the globe for the plight of rhinos. On 13 January 2015 she gave birth to this beautiful and feisty little calf.

Kariega Thembi2 May2015 Ag

Kariega Thembi7 May2015 Ag

Kariega Thembi8 May2015 Ag

Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino Fund

Thandi and Thembi’s story has inspired and moved many people to actively get involved in rhino conservation. If you would like to play a part in the fight against rhino poaching please consider supporting the Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund.
The fund is used to protect and care for Thandi, Thembi and all the Kariega rhino. Contributions can be made in one of the following ways. Any size donation will help, and is hugely appreciated!

1. Direct deposit/EFT to the Kariega Foundation bank account:
First National Bank
Account no: 62275606526
Branch:Newton Park
Branch code: 261050
Reference: Thandi

2. Download and complete the credit card authorization form and email to OR fax to +27 41 581 2601.

If you have any enquiries, questions or comments, please feel free to email