Thandi's calf - the rhino that should never have been born

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:07 am

Just one of those stories that I have to share.

It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, hats off to all involved.

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Three years after a brutal poaching attack, Thandi the rhino gave birth to a calf on 13 January 2015 at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn documents Thandi’s journey from attack to recovery. This is story of the rhino that should never have been born.

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:24 am

Wow - wat n asemrowende verhaal - baie dankie Wayne !! :cry: :clap:

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:36 am

Fantasties :applaud:
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:46 pm

Feel good story, thanks. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:51 pm

Awesome!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:23 pm

Wow....what an amazing story. Thanks for sharing Wayne :thumbup:

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Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:50 am

Beautiful story :thumbup: :thumbup:

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