Massacre in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

To dreadful to imagine. But sadly, heartbreakingly the reality!

May 13th, 2017|News|

Injured Rhino Bull

Yesterday morning guests alerted us to an injured Rhino bull they had seen in the Pilanesberg. Once we had all the relevant parties available we set out to find the Rhino with Pilot Nico Jacobs. It didn't take long and the dart was in.  The wounds were made by another Rhino - no bullets fortunately. Vet Gerhardus [...]

May 13th, 2017|News|

Sammy Update

The little rescued Madikwe calf has been nick-named Sammy. She is slightly better but not out of the woods. Drank a little but not standing on her own yet. She is being lifted and massaged to compensate.

May 12th, 2017|News|

RPU Weapons Check

Weapons check and meeting with a section of the Rhino Protection Unit today. An awesome team with a great spirit! Thanks for your hard work and dedication - all of you! To all the RPU, and Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust sponsors, thank you for making this possible!          

May 10th, 2017|News|

Madikwe Rhino Calf

Rhino calf in Madikwe moved to safety today.  Injuries sustained from another Rhino were bad enough that it was decided the calf should be moved to an orphanage with the abilities to treat her. She travelled safely and now we watch and wait for her to recover enough to be out of danger.  Thanks Dr [...]

May 9th, 2017|News|

Poaching syndicates equipped with luxury vehicles

Story courtesy of Simon Bloch: South African police authorities have disrupted another rhino poaching syndicate that used luxury vehicles to commit its heinous crimes. On Saturday, North West police arrested two men and confiscated a luxury model Mercedes Benz, after a rhino was shot and dehorned at a nature reserve near the Botswana border. It [...]

May 8th, 2017|News|

Sun City and Africa Fam notching

Awesome successful morning notching in the Pilanesberg with Vet Dr Gerhardus Scheepers and Pilot MG. This un-notched 3 year old calf was notched and DNA taken for management and Rhino security purposes. Many thanks to the group and to Sun City for putting this together and for making this possible. Thanks to our team, and [...]

May 7th, 2017|News|