White rhino orphan saved at Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Posted by Leila Stein on 2 September 2020

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve’s field rangers found and captured a 3-month-old calf which had been left alone after its mother died.

In a Facebook post, the reserve said the young rhino was captured despite the team having to work in bad weather. The cause of the mother’s death is still unknown.

‘The sadness it brought to our reserve and to our dedicated field rangers was heartbreaking, however, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the calf is now in the safe hands of Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary,’ they said in a Facebook post.

‘We will continue to follow the progress of this young calf and try to keep our followers and supporters in the loop of his
road ahead.’

‘Thank you to everyone involved in making today a success, with special mention of our incredible TPNR team, your hard work and passion to protect our wildlife goes beyond expectations.’

According to Save the Rhino, calves usually stay with their mothers for three years, with weaning occurring at the one year mark. Mothers and calves are inseparable and bonded very strongly.

Image: Timbabvati/Twitter






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