Cape Town - Rhinos are under great threat in South Africa and the world at the moment.
But amid all the bad news about poaching and accumulating rhino deaths, there are glimmers of hope.
Like this video of three baby rhinos, begging the volunteers at the Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary for more milk.
The video was first uploaded to YouTube in May by Working with Rhinos. Despite the babies' cute characters, they have been through hell.
“These orphaned baby rhinos watched as their moms were killed by poachers in the South African bushveld," Working with Rhinos says. "They, along with dozens of other orphaned rhinos, are currently being rehabilitated. Care for Wild Africa is the largest rhino orphanage in the world, and is committed to the successful rescue, care, and rehabilitation of Africa’s wildlife.
Despite the global onslaught against their species, these babies are as lively as ever, living their lives as carefree as they can.
Check out the video: These baby rhinos crying for more milk are just the cutest
SEE: #ShockWildlifeTruths: 2015 the worst year in decades for rhino poaching
The video has had over 2.7 million views on YouTube.
Another rhino representing hope and life in dire circumstances, is Kariega's miracle rhino Thembi.
Thembi's mother Thandi was left for dead after poachers hacked off her horn in 2014. She miraculously managed to not only survive but to also give birth to a baby rhino named Thembi, who is now just over 17 months old.
Like all other baby rhinos, Thembi is as lively and cute as they come.
The story of bravery and incredible fighting strength of rhino Thandi really has inspired so many to get involved in the fight against rhino poaching.
If you'd like to get involved, here are a few options:
You can volunteer at Working for Rhinos, where you will learn the ropes of wildlife rehabilitation by experiencing practical, hands-on work under the supervision of highly trained and knowledgeable Wildlife Professionals.
You can visit the national parks and nature reserves of Southern Africa. Or stay at lodges that actively contribute to rhino conservation. Organisations like Wilderness Safaris and Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia have partnered with local communities to ensure rhinos are conserved.
Your tourism money is essential for contributing to the conservation of wilderness and wildlife, and helps creates jobs in surrounding communities who otherwise see no benefits from wildlife.
You can support organisations like WildAid who are working to reduce consumer demand in Asia.
You should speak up among your friends and family. Real transformation starts with awareness, and individual change.
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