Collegiate American School (CAS) in Dubai has demonstrated true global citizenship yet again! Earlier this year, their Grade 2 learners were motivated to adopt a baby rhino by BRR’s ambassador, Isaac Kriel. After hearing about the trauma that young rhinos suffer, they very quickly raised funds to adopt baby rhino Forrest.
C4WA was alerted over Easter weekend of another baby white rhino in urgent need of care. The baby was found in the Kruger National Park after her mom was killed by poachers. She also carries an old wound on her back that appears to have been inflicted by poachers! We are still awaiting her DNA results to see if she’s related to LoFo as they were rescued in the same region of the park, and were both struck on their backs by the poachers.
Care for Wild Africa reports that baby Rhinos brought into the sanctuary have increasingly serious wounds. In their zeal to get the mother’s horn, the poachers are slashing the babies with machetes. LoFo is a miracle. He managed to escape after poachers slashed him repeatedly, attempting to break his back.
A week ago 2 more babies were rescued from Kruger National Park in South Africa after their mothers were poached. Both calves were mercilessly slashed with machetes when they tried to stay close to their mothers. Happily, LoFo is doing well after transfer to Care for Wild Africa and receiving lifesaving treatment there.