Rhino poaching survivor pregnant

2013-12-10 07:27

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Port Elizabeth - A rhino which survived an attack by poachers in the Eastern Cape has fallen pregnant, the Kariega Game Reserve, outside Port Elizabeth, said on Monday.

Weyer said the pregnancy was a small step towards winning the fight against poaching, but that the reserve remembered Mandela's words when he said: "It always seems impossible until it's done."

"Her story has touched the lives of so many people across the globe and her courage is reflected in our love for her and the species that she represents. The prospects of a successful pregnancy and birth represent the hope of survival," said Fowlds.

"We were very pleased when the new bull and Thandi were spotted mating by some of the rangers, and have had our fingers crossed for the best possible outcome.

"We hope that she is able to lead a normal and peaceful rhino life after her horrific ordeal. She has been an amazing ambassador for rhino and for the many dedicated people fighting the war to end rhino poaching. We are simply delighted," said Rushmere.

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