Thandi’s Progress

It has been a little over 19 months since Thandi’s poaching. (See previous post: Thandi’s Story) Her story is not just one of survival, but endurance. This girl has had numerous procedures and skin grafts to heal the hole left in her face from her stolen horn.

thandi and dr fowldsUnfortunately her latest skin graft was unsuccessful. Possibly from rubbing, rolling in the mud, or other normal rhino activity, she had removed most of the transplanted skin.

At this point, the veterinary team is letting nature take its course. It remains to be seen how the wound will fare.

The latest update from her keeper at the Kariega Game Reserve is that she is doing well.

“She looks quite content. Her face is showing some improvement and although the progress is slow it would appear the wound is gradually closing in from the sides. Her doctors will be keeping a close eye on her progress and with their help and advice I’m sure her wound will heal.”

Please see: Thandi’s Story: 2010-2013, courtesy of my friends at Helping Rhinos. Help us stop this from happening to rhinos like Thandi. Stop the Poaching, stop the trade!

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Thandi November 2013

Her doctors will be keeping a close eye on her progress and with their help and advice I am sure her face will heal. Hopefully to the point where it will be able to withstand the rigours of day to day rhino life without resulting in any repeated damage to the wound.” – See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/blog/thandi-update-november-2013#sthash.30qPzln1.dpuf
Her doctors will be keeping a close eye on her progress and with their help and advice I am sure her face will heal. Hopefully to the point where it will be able to withstand the rigours of day to day rhino life without resulting in any repeated damage to the wound.” – See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/blog/thandi-update-november-2013#sthash.30qPzln1.dpufThandi’s Story: 2010 to 2013
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11 thoughts on “Thandi’s Progress

  1. What a terrible thing. When will they ever stop doing this. Complete, cold-blooded barbarians. I thought, in general, they killed the rhinos first. Not that there is anything there to celebrate there either, but this is appalling. To hack away at her like that whilst alive to feel the pain and leave her to slowly die. I am amazed she survived and hope she continues to do so. A brave rhino indeed.

  2. Karen

    Thank you for caring for this beautiful girl.

  3. Reblogged this on SAVES Club.

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