In early March of 2012 three rhinos were found poached in the Kariega Game Reserve. One immediately died. The remaining two made it through the night. The survivors-Thandi (meaning love) and Themba
(meaning hope) were tended to with intense veterinary care.
Thandi, after a long recovery, survived. Unfortunately after 24 days, Themba died. (See earlier post: Thandi’s Story)
The story, however, doesn’t end there.
Almost exactly a year after the poaching of Themba, his daughter was born. She is yet unnamed, but is doing well. Ironically, her mother one of Thandi’s closest friends on the reserve.