The body's capacity to heal is phenomenal and I see a cat versus car case almost weekly in general practice but seeing these big beautiful creatures so maliciously traumatised makes me feel ill. Trying to piece them back together without the ability to handle them as we do our patients is so difficult. Will and the rest of the team are doing everything they can and are these are just two of over a hundred animals poached this year alone in South Africa. We are back in crises again with this species that only a couple of decades ago was at the brink of extinction.
The images and video of these poor animals is sickening to watch but we need people to be shocked, shamed and angered into action. Without a real global effort we are going to lose this species one horrific act at a time.
To follow the rhino's story please visit Kariega Park's Facebook page HERE.