Rhino calf, Thembi is ten months old today. Thembi is a beacon of hope (the isiXhosa translation of her name) in the fight against rhino poaching and a daily reminder of the strength and courage shown by her mother Thandi.
Rhino mothers are very nurturing
Thandi, like all rhino mothers, is very nurturing and protective of Thembi - as is beautifully captured in this photograph. She will stay with Thandi until she is approximately three years old.
In preparation for Thembi’s first birthday celebration in January 2016 please post your stories, photos or video clips of this special white rhino calf onto our Facebook page.