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The Power of One Voice

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THIS boy saved the life of a rhino.

While on holiday, while his parents were napping, Luke grabbed his camera and spent the afternoon watching out for birds and animals coming to drink from the pan near their bush camp.

“We were enjoying an afternoon nap when Luke woke us up: ‘Dad, Mom … come quickly. There is a rhino with a snare around it’s foot. We have to help it!’”

Then he showed them close-up pictures he had taken of the rhino’s badly injured front leg.

Just 9 years old, Luke asked his parents to call the camp and report the injury. They did. Although helpful, there was no ‘instant’ response. Not satisfied, he insisted they do more. So his father loaded a picture of the wounded animal to his cellphone and sent it via WhatsApp to the rangers.

“It turned out that they were busy dealing with snare injuries to other animals, but when they saw the WhatsApp picture they arrived within 10 or 15 minutes.”

The wounded rhino was immoblized and treated. If it wasn’t for Luke, the rhino would have suffered a slow death from the snare. The vet who treated the injured bull, said the injury had been caught just in time, before the snare cut the rhino’s tendons.

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Rangers treating injured rhino bull

 

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Northern Whites Go Viral

After the Dodo picked up  The Last Male on Earth, it went viral. Huffington Post and CNN ran the story of the Northern Whites, and the world took notice. The beautiful creatures’ lives are a tragedy like no other and are deservingly capturing the attention of the world.

Our story on Sudan, has helped our colleagues at Ol Pejeta Conservancy raise 20,000GBP in just three days! But their campaign isn’t over. It takes a lot to keep rangers trained and safe, not to mention the phenomenal amount of care that goes into caring for over a hundred rhinos!

They are over half way on their goal. The Northern Whites, as well as the southern whites, and black rhinos need our support. Please continue to support Ol Pejeta and Fight for Rhinos, as we continue to protect the world’s rhinos.

Donate to : Ol Pejeta: Keep the Rhino Rangers Safe  and  Fight for Rhinos: Preserving the world’s rhinos

Keep the momentum going and spread the word! Let’s help keep them safe!.

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Sudan with one of his keepers, Mohammed

For more on the Northern Whites: Watching the Sun Set on a Species, What Happened to the Northern Whites, Plan B

 

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