Never Lose Hope

 Ntombi and Thandi- probably shouldn’t be alive. Ntombi was attacked with a machete, trying to protect her mother from poachers.
ntombi before
Thandi was poached and had the horn chopped off her face, with lots of blood loss and damage.

thandi before

But they suffered, healed and  persevered.
Things are bleak. Poaching numbers are soaring, the government wants to put horns on the  Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Conservation of rhino seems to be one step forward, 20 steps back.
BUT the girls persevere because we’ve helped them, they all need us  now more than ever. We must stay strong, stand together, and keep fighting for them!!


Here is Thandi now-in the midst of continued plastic surgery; skin grafts over her torn away horn. She lives as normally as possible.

thandi after
And here is little Ntombi-carefree and joyful just being a baby the video and let it lift your heart and remind you what we fight for…

NTOMBI:  at the Rhino Orphanage

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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7 thoughts on “Never Lose Hope

  1. I hope by the time Ntombi is mature enough to have his horn he does not have to experience what is mother had to and I want to say thank you to all of you for your hard work and dedication to the rhinos!

  2. What an inspiration Ntombi and Thandi are. Thank You for sharing this news.


  3. I think Ntombi wants someone to play with. It’s as if he’s saying, “c’mon chase me! C’mon I triple dog dare ya!” 🙂

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