Crisis Zimbabwe Update – April 8, 2009

With the help of many, a young orphan survives
In 2008, a young rhino calf, later called “Carla“, was shot through the shoulders and chopped with an axe by poachers. Her mother was shot and killed. Carla had no chance for survival without human intervention. She was initially treated and cared for by the Style family, and was then moved to a conservancy where she could be cared for by rhino monitors until she is old enough to be released. Thanks to the care of her many keepers and friends, Carla recovered beautifully and will be able to return to the wild.

Carla liked to lead William, one of her keepers, whenever he went out to cut browse for her. Photo by Mandy Hatting.
Carla liked to lead William, one of her keepers, whenever he went out to cut browse for her. Photo by Mandy Hatting.

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