Recovering Rhino

Visited Pretoria University's Onderstepoort Campus today. This is the only place in the country that you can study to be a vet. What an amazing facility!
One of their patients was this 2 month old rhino. He was only as high as my knee! He came from Pilanesberg Game Reserve, and had been attacked by a lion which broke his right hind leg. His mother had come to his rescue and had also suffered injury, but after a few stitches was fine and set free. This little guy needed to have his leg pinned on Wednesday at Onderstepoort, but is recovering very well and will be released back onto the Reserve in time.
If you are wondering: (especially with all the media around poaching for Rhino horn) .....his little horn has not grown yet, but he did hurt it during the lion attack. Every time a scab forms, it gets itchy and he rubs it off again.
amazing shot
posted May 20th, 2012  
what a darlin'... hide from the lions, baby!
posted May 20th, 2012  
Ohh poor thing :( x
posted May 20th, 2012  
Aw lovely baby, fingers crossed everything goes well for him :)
posted May 20th, 2012  
awwww what a cutie.... poor thing, I hope he'll be fine
posted May 20th, 2012  
Very cute....
posted May 20th, 2012  
Aww - cute little guy! Hope he mends quickly and is soon reunited with his mother.
posted May 20th, 2012  
Cool shot!! what an interesting place to visit!
posted May 20th, 2012  
Poor little fellow - never mind the species - baby shots are special
posted May 20th, 2012  
beautiful! Hopes he feels better soon
posted May 21st, 2012  
very interesting nice to see that this rhino is been saved
posted May 21st, 2012  
aaww poor little baby, glad it wasn't worse!!
posted May 21st, 2012  
Poor "little" thing !
posted May 21st, 2012  
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