Injured rhino calf rescued in Pilanesberg

An injured rhino calf was spotted limping along with its mother in the Pilanesberg National Park on Saturday, September 12.

Perry Dell, Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust Marketing Manager said on Facebook that a guide at Mankwe Gametrackers called Nikki and showed him and the team the calf’s location and they went in search of it.

‘Definitely a wound on his left front leg, but it was way too late to get a vet and chopper in,’ Dell said.

‘So this am [Sunday, September 13] we went looking for him, as did Michael in the Bathawk. We could not find mom or calf. We heard there were lions in a kill and were about to investigate but luckily heard it was a wildebeest and not this calf!

‘As soon as vet Dr Gerhardus Scheepers was available he drove in, and pilot Dolph van der Merwe flew in with his chopper. The search was on! Not too long into the search they found mom and calf. One can not conceive of the distance they had traveled,’ he continued.

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Source: Getaway