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Rhino Calf Trapped After Mom Killed

Animals  (tags: wildlife, suffering, rhino poaching )

- 2866 days ago -
A three-week-old white rhino calf was trapped in the fork of a tree for eight hours after his mother was shot dead by poachers on a farm outside Brits


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Lisa N (202)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 9:29 am
So sadly noted Jill. At least they got the lil guy out of the tree. Scumbag poachers!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 9:58 am
i really just wish these people wold all just kill themselves. bah

Allan Booyjzsen (178)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 10:44 am
The world must unite and make sure that poachers get the maximum punishment allowed, but at the same time they must update the sentences and policing, so that it will not make it worth there while to kill game. I would really like to see the death penalty brought back for anyone who kills wildlife for financial gain!

Mary T (178)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 1:35 pm
Disgusting poachers, I am so glad that they saved the baby, Thanks Jill so sadly noted.

Kim O (396)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 9:51 pm
Man, this is so infuriating!!!! They left the baby there screaming??!!!! I would've chopped the damn tree apart!!! The hell with waiting forever for the vet to show up!!! "Just cover your ears"??!!!!!! I wish they would put a giant bounty on all poacher's heads so we can be rid of these demons once and for all!!!! Thanks Jill!!

MmAway M (520)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:11 pm
Dang...WH?????????????GRRRRRRRRRRRRR This is SICK and I can't type what I want, just going to say Noted with EXTREME SORROW, ANGER, TEARS and I WANT PAYBACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MmAway M (520)
Friday September 16, 2011, 2:12 pm
Kim Had to star you....Would love to fly with you there and GET THESE #!#!#!#!#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kriti S (26)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:57 am
The Rhino mother is one of the few animals that guards her baby 24/7
She never lets the baby out of sight because it is attacked by many predatory animals.
A baby rhino few days old will instinctively horn (although the horn is not yet developed) the attacking animal, just enough time for the mother rhino to come to its rescue.
Although the rhino species seem to be aggressive it is a gentle giant that feeds away from other animals.
The zebra, the dear, the water buffalo they are all habitats that graze together in a common area.
The rhino has poor eye-sight and fears anyone that approaches it, and that is why in its own defense gets aggressive. Young elephant bulls often bully the rhinos, till a mature elephant intervenes and stops the bullying thereby separating the elephant group from the rhino group.
maybe some day scientists will find a way to improve rhino eyesight.
I have my fears that rhino may become extinct.
Rhino slowly adapts if a doctor treats it on regular basis and does not show any kind of aggressiveness, on the contrary it comes to be hand fed by the animal doctors.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 12:58 am
Noted with sadness and frustration Jill. :(

Kriti S (26)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 1:27 am
If a 4-wheel drive vehicle tries to follow a rhino, it will attack the vehicle overturning it with a brutal force of its horn and mighty body strength ( the rhino probably has one of the strongest neck muscles).
Once the vehicle is overturned, it stays put to watch it still very angry.
The people of the overturned vehicle should stay calm and stick around with each other. This will have a calming effect on the rhino and it will slowly move away from those people.

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 2:54 am

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 9:09 am
noted. thanks Jill.

Justin R (0)
Saturday September 17, 2011, 9:39 am
Shoot poachers on sight!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday September 18, 2011, 11:25 pm
Those poachers will reap what they have sown, as karmic laws are in full force & God will see to it that justice is served well! Thanks Jill.
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