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Rhino Orphans: Victims of Poaching

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Published on: April 29, 2024
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Rhinos face a constant threat: poaching for their horns. Behind each poached rhino lies a tragic consequence—their orphaned calves. Without their mothers, these vulnerable calves face danger and emotional distress.

📍Zambia

We would like to introduce you to Dos, our most recent rescue.

Tragically, her mother fell victim to poachers, leaving Dos orphaned at a young age.

It’s typical for rhino calves to stay with their mothers until they’re about three years old, but Dos’s life took a different path when her mother was taken from her. Helpless and unprotected little Dos would have faced certain death but luckily we found her just in time.

It is heartbreaking to see her grow up without her mother but we are making sure that she will be safe from now on.

From the moment of her rescue, we’ve been in constant communication with reserves, seeking the best possible future for this precious creature.

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