Thandi the rhino at Kariega Game Reserve has undergone many surgeries and treatments since her horn was hacked off in March last year. This morning, 19 months after she was poached, the Kariega team and Thandi's doctors are preparing for what we hope will be her last treatment procedure.
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Read all about the latest wildlife news at Kariega Game Reserve - this year we introduced serval to the reserve, had a number of elephant births, a new baby rhino, and a new litter of lion cubs.
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.
How do you fit all of the June action into one newsletter? All I can say is...darting, captures, releases. In only the month of June, volunteers were part of six amazing wildlife captures on the reserve.