Alexandra Roberts won the Kariega Game Reserve photo competition with her image of a black rhino running through the bush.
Posts tagged “Rhino”
We are very pleased that Thandi's wounds seem to be healing very well after her skin graft on Monday 22 July 2013.
Following her skin graft procedure one month ago, Thandi underwent a follow-up procedure yesterday in which doctors and surgeons undertook to assess which of the three skin graft methods applied in June had worked best, as well as to apply further grafting treatment. Dr Marais and Dr Lamont decided that the "split skin" technique had been the most sucessful and during the 50 minute procedure the team cleaned Thandi's wound, checked for any signs of complication or infection, and applied more of the "split skin" grafting method. A fourth method which could not be applied in June was also added to the surgical effort.
One month after Thandi's ground-breaking skin graft procedure, Dr Fowlds, Marais and Lamont gathered this morning to do a check up procedure on Thandi at Kariega Game Reserve in order to assess the outcome of the procedure. We will keep posting on any news and feedback as we hear it from the team.
A big congratulations to Alexandra Roberts, the winner of this years photo competition for her image of a black rhino running through the bush at Kariega Game Reserve.
Claus and Iris Wollmer were with us at River Lodge this June and sent us some amazing wildlife photo's taken during their time out on safari at Kariega Game Reserve! Images include our new lion cubs, some giraffe, and the new rhino calf as well as some pics of the rangers and sundowner drinks at the game reserve. Thank you Claus and Iris for sharing these lovely shots with us and we hope to see you back on the reserve one day!
"Today we converge yet again on Kariega Game Reserve in support of the rehabilitation of Thandi the survivor of rhino poaching. Following the successes of various phases of her recovery, a recent set-back occurred when her face was damaged by a bull introduced to replace the breeding capacity lost by the poaching incident over a year ago. In a process which has involved ground breaking efforts to give her back a normal rhino life, we have been reminded just how much poaching took away from her and just how much more she still needs our support through her recovery.