Saving Thembi

Saving Thembi

Provide essential treatment to a white rhino who was dehorned by poachers six years ago on a game reserve in SA.

£80 raised of £5,000 target 2 %
3 supporters 23 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 7:14am 15th July 2017

Thembi is a white rhino on a co-operative game reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.  She was poached and had her horns hacked off some 6 years ago. She is one of the first rhinos in the world to survive a poaching incident but her wounds have never been treated.

Dr Ryan Vandeventer is a wildlife vet working in the Natal Midlands.  He has done an initial assessment on Thembi and has secured the services and funding for  a specialist veterinary surgeon.  We are trying to raise funds for Dr Vandeventer's work as follows:

  • Immobilise  Thembi for examination, X-rays (radiographs),  and to fit a VHF ankle bracelet for tracking purposes.  This will ensure that she can be located for future treatments and that her movements and whereabouts can be monitored.
  • Immobilise and dehorn the other two white rhino’s on the reserve.  This will deter and lessen the risk of these two animals being poached.

This is going to be long road to walk and it would be amazing if we could find enough donors to walk the road with us