Category Archives: Philippa The Rhino

What Have Our Rhinos Been Up To? You Ask…

It has been so heart-warming to witness the changes among our incredible crash of rhinos at HESC and to see them all going from strength to strength. Watching their unique personalities play out and the bonds between them developing is truly beautiful. One thing that unites them all is a continued improvement and growing comfort in themselves and their environments at HESC. They are a beloved part of our family…
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Orphaned Rhino Philippa, another Victim to Victor.

We got a call on 18th January, 2016. Two rhino cows had been attacked by poachers, one had died from her injuries, but the other had survived, and they were bringing her to HESC. By the time they had arrived, we had learned that the rhino which had died, was the mother of the surviving rhino. Sadly, she was also pregnant, two generations of beautiful rhino’s, murdered. The surviving rhino had…
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Our latest poached rhino endures her second treatment

Since arriving at the centre, after her mother was killed by poachers and her own horn hacked off, this latest rhino in our care has had two treatments to her wound. Her exposed sinus cavity was left raw and vulnerable after poachers savagely hacked off her horn with a chainsaw. The initial treatment was to clean the wound and remove any damaged and excess tissue, aimed at promoting the growth…
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Another poached rhino arrives at HESC

On Monday 18th January 2016 two female rhinos were poached on a neighbouring reserve. The older rhino cow died due to the severity of the injuries she suffered. She was pregnant, and died along with her unborn foetus. Her two and a half year old calf survived with serious injuries after her horn was hacked off with a chainsaw. Both rhinos were not shot, but were rather drugged with etorphine,…
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