Kei, out latest orphan that went to the Rhino Orphanage yesterday, was left orphaned after his mom passed away either early yesterday or during the night. Our K9 anti-poaching unit found the calf at his deceased mothers side. Since she was quite old we assumed it was due to her [...]
Today in the Pilanesberg... Fixing potholes. The PWT assisted the park in getting tar so that as many holes as possible could be filled. Pilanesberg management is doing what it can to upgrade as much as possible. I also have an exciting meeting Monday re Mankwe Hide. Hold thumbs all!!
Update courtesy of TRO. The little black rhino orphan, Ryan, is progressing very nicely and has an insatiable appetite. He is eating so much that our carers had to cut more browse late last night. This morning the little rhino was calling softly and started sucking on a carers hand. [...]
Thanks to Allison and Alan of Leadstrong for making todays Rhino notching with National Renal Care possible. Rhino notchings are a critical part of rhino management. The Park relies on groups like these to make this work possible. Thanks to Vet Gerhardus and Pilot Dolph for the smooth operation today.
Little Ryan is much less stressed and doing really well. This video below shows his first time out into small boma. All going well he will eventually be joined either with Marang’s gang or with Stevie. Thank you TRO, Yolande and your team for the love and support. https://www.facebook.com/PilanesbergNP/videos/3917358258356347/?t=0
Exciting news... Rain has a new litter of cubs. We know she has been mating, and then disappeared for awhile. This is her new litter with the new males that were introduced last year. Today Charlotte (Lottie) found her in the western part of the Park with her newest litter. She was [...]
TRO says that our latest baby is drinking a lot of water and eating a mix of grass that they compile for Rhino babies. He is quite restless at night and still very wary of the caregivers. Body functions are all good at this time though which is great to [...]