Photo of Hope, the Survivor Rhino, with a protective shield covering the huge wound where her horn was removed.
Hope miraculously survived the immensely cruel and horrific removal of her horn by poachers two months ago at Lombardini Game Reserve. Hope hid in the bushes and was found about four days later in a dreadful state, barely alive.
Since then she has been in the care of a rhino saving team called Saving the Survivors at Shamwari Game Reserve. It is costing several thousands of Rands to nurse her back to health, but she is making quite good recovery and is eating well.
The Humansdorp Cluster Women’s network and Men for Change will embark on the Mandela Day project tomorrow, 17 July 2015, in the Humansdorp Cluster Police area. Their project will entail fundraising for Hope seriously injured at Lombardini Game Reserve near Humansdorp earlier this year.
The SAP members will assemble at the Humansdorp Cluster office at about 8:30 am after which members will be deployed to Humansdorp, St Francis Bay and Jeffrey’s Bay shopping centres with tins to collect money. The public and residents of these areas are asked to donate generously for Hope.
The money collected (donated) by members will be handed over to the owners at the Game Reserve at 12:30 pm.
Following the poaching incident involving Hope all the rhino at Lombardini were purposefully de-horned to save their lives.