Leo the Rhino.

Just before Christmas on the 22nd December 2016, it was discovered that a female rhino had been shot in the Orpen area of the Kruger National Park.

Not long after that, a male calf was spotted running towards the Timbavati area.

The helicopter was called in and the little rhino was darted, put into a sling and quickly airlifted to the Skukuza bomas to spend the night.

In the morning the team from Care for Wild arrived to collect him for transportation to the sanctuary.

Like all new arrivals, he spent the night on drips. Named Leo because of his bravery it was not long before he was introduced to Faye who arrived on Christmas Day.  They have made good friends and we are looking forward to the day when he is released into the wild with the other orphans.

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