Six of South Africa’s Survivors

Hear the incredible recovery stories of six rhinos who were rescued from poachers. Caregivers at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) in South Africa recount the trauma several of the victims endured before arriving at the facility.

Two of the animals were brutally dehorned by poachers and had to undergo dozens of facial reconstruction surgeries. The other four were brought in after poachers killed their mothers. See how they are being cared for now, and meet one of their new companions, Lammie the lamb, who has helped the orphans bond during their rehabilitation process.

Since the making of this film, the number of orphans at HESC has grown. It is through the generosity of donors like you that they are able to feed and care for the rhinos at the centre and ensure that no animal is turned away.

Donations go to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre – Rescued Rhinos

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