After a vicious attack, this rhino was still standing.
Poachers had hacked half her face off to get to her horns and then left her to die.
But she had other ideas. She wanted to live.
Saving the Survivor, an organization dedicated to saving poached rhinos is helping her walk the long way to recovery.
We were invited to meet this amazing animal with the name, Hope.
Our day began at the crack of dawn.
We made our way to Shamwari Game Reserve’s wildlife center through mud and bumpy dirt roads-
it’s Africa after all.
Upon our arrival, we met the Saving the Survivor team for a short introduction to what was happening that day.
Hope was grazing peacefully, unaware that she had to undergo another procedure. The longest yet.
photocredit: angie raab
We watched her getting darted. Once she was down, we walked in to observe, photograph and film what this rhino is going through in order to survive, to observe what humans had done to her and to observe how humans are helping her to recover.
Where there is life…there is Hope.
Where there is strength…there is Hope.
She has a long road ahead of her. She touched our hearts and souls.
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