Applaud Rescue of Orphaned Rhinoceros

Target: World Wildlife Fund, Conservationists

Goal: Commend the remarkable efforts of the conservationists who were able to successfully rescue an orphaned rhinoceros calf

After a recent incident involving the illegal poaching of rhinoceros in India, a rhino calf was discovered clinging to life after its mother was killed and her horn cut off. World Wildlife Fund conservationists assisted the calf immediately as it was extremely dehydrated and very distraught. Applaud the WWF conservationists’ urgent care given the rhino calf after poachers gunned down its mother.

This year alone, 16 one horned rhinos have been killed with the recent outbreak of illegal poaching in India that has not been able to be curbed. The word has spread about rhino horns being marketed as a miracle cure in Vietnam to cure or ease the symptoms of disease and sickness. Poachers are now targeting the rhinos that have been translocated from various locations to Manas National Park in India.

After the mother rhino was discovered, a search was organized by World Wildlife Fund members and conservationists to find the orphaned calf. It had been a couple of days since the mother rhino was found so without the nourishment of her milk, the rhino calf would have surely died of starvation.

The dedicated conservationists were able to locate the calf and transport it to local veterinarians for immediate care. The calf was tremendously dehydrated and confused but is reported to be recovering nicely. Construction of an enclosure for the calf is expected to begin so that it can be raised by rehabilitation experts. Commend conservationists at World Wildlife Fund for their dedication towards rescuing the orphaned rhino calf and nursing it back to health.


Dear World Wildlife Fund Conservationists,

Illegal poaching is raging all across the African and Asian landscape, endangering and killing a number of rhinoceros. The horn of the rhino has become a prized article of trade in poaching and trafficking operations, as it is being used in Viet Nam as a miracle cure for diseases.

Rhinos are significantly dependent on their mothers during the first years of life so unfortunately, this rhino calf is not out of the woods quite yet. However, with your outstanding efforts and commitment to the preservation of wildlife, the orphaned rhino, along with all other wildlife, have a better chance of survival in the midst of dangerous poachers.


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Photo Credit: Photomatt28 via Flickr

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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Congratulations on a job well done.


  3. Sorry, I should have first said THANK YOU and good job!!

  4. Christine Stewart says:

    We must find a way to educate the ignorant people who wrongly believe that rhino horn is some kind of magical tonic. The frauds and quacks who perpetuate this belief are doing so for the profits involved. The medical profession should be ashamed that there are “practitioners” out there ripping off patients with useless “cures.”

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