Rhinos

Focused on species survival

Meet Our Rescues

It's a privilege to do this work to save these magnificent animals

Meet Nandi

RHINO 911 received a call for help about a baby 3-month-old Rhino who was spotted walking around her dead mother. The mother had been shot five days earlier by poachers and the poachers took her horn by cutting her face off with a panga (machete).
The RHINO 911 Team flew to the scene and immediately began veterinary treatment, administering fluids and airlifting her for critical care. Once she was stable, she was carefully loaded and taken to The Rhino Orphanage.
Her name is Nandi. As Nandi recovers, she will hopefully be a mother herself, to have a baby every three years, and her children will produce their offspring. Nandi’s rescue and survival means that over the next 3 generations, there will be approximately 30 additional Rhinos in the world.

Meet J'aime

RHINO 911 got the call for help about a baby Rhino seen running alone after its mother was brutally killed by a poacher.  It took over an hour and a half to find her in the vast park.
When we got to her, we found that she was hacked by the poachers and wounded. Dr. Gerhardus administered care on site and in the Bell 407. She was airlifted in the helicopter to safety.
She is now at the Rhino Orphanage, her name is J’aime. She too, over her lifetime, will have babies that will add to the number of Rhinos in the world.

Racing Against Time

Rhino experts who are working on the ground every day with the rhinos confronting the poaching situation, are taking all precautions and preventive measures to keep the rhinos from the reality of being shot,  their face mutilated while they are still alive, so poachers can get their horn. An area of prevention that the RHINO 911 team collaborates with the Parks and people who own rhinos is rhino notching.

Rhino Notching

Rhino notching is a form of identification. The rhino is tranquilized and during the veterinary procedure a DNA sample is taken and provided to the RHODIS database for identification.A microchip is inserted into their horn and their ears are notched so that they are readily identifiable to park rangers and caregivers. This is also a vital step in securing the rhinos and deterring poaching.
RHINO 911 rhino horn notching
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