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Two Brits raising awareness in London by running the London Marathon in rhino suits!
Team Shake n Bake will be running the 2017 London Marathon in rhino outfits. The goal? To raise awareness and money for Save the Rhino. This is a chance for us to get out of our comfort zones, and at the same time make a positive difference in this world.
Human/Animal Conflict in Tanzania. By Peace For Conservation.
This short documentary was made by David Leonard Kabambo in Tanzania. It describes very organically, the human/animal conflict from the villager's perspective. Education is key because poverty is the driving force behind poaching's growth and if we empower at the local level, poaching will cease - Africans love their animals but are living hand to mouth.
Video Stream Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
UPDATE ON THULA THULA RHINO ORPHANAGE ATTACK
"We are still trying to come to grips with the devastating attack on our team as well as the tragic loss of two of our beloved rhino orphans, Impi and Gugu.
Thank you for the overwhelming support and our apologies if we are slow at responding to comments and messages. Our team is still on full alert with additional protection measures being implemented to ensure the safety of the staff and calves still in our care. The remaining rhino orphans and Charlie are all doing well and we are sticking to our normal schedules to minimize any further disruptions that could cause them stress.
We will provide a written media statement within the next day and keep you informed of any further developments. Again, thank you for caring." Team TTRO
The situation: Two suspects, allegedly members of a heavily-armed gang that beat up security guards and workers at a Zululand rhino orphanage before killing two rhino calves on Monday night, have been arrested.
Police spokesman, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, said they were nabbed by members of the Ermelo SAPS Canine Unit near Ermelo, Mpumalanga, at about 6pm on Tuesday.
A heavy-calibre hunting rifle and several rounds of ammunition were found in the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspects, aged 37 and 34, are said to be known rhino poachers from a notorious gang operating as far away as Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. Police expect to make more arrests within the next 24 hours. The two suspects will appear in the Nthambanana Magistrates Court on Friday.
On February 20th, 2017 the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage was viciously attacked by five criminals, men who beat the staff, butchered the baby rhino calves and sexually molested a female staff member. This morning one of the orphans had to be put down because their injuries were too extreme to heal. We will bring you updates as this tragedy unfolds and will be launching a fundraiser to help with medical bills for staff and rhino, plus a new security team.