The youngest victims of the rhino wars
Not included in the horrible poaching statistics there's no telling how many orphaned rhino calves are lost.
Poachers kill their mothers and steal their horn
If the orphaned babies are not found quickly they die too.
Natalie a wildlife vet nurse
Takes care of the babies
Often they arrive at the rescue center half starved, sometimes injured and always very scared.
Baby rhino eat a lot of food
Much milk, then hay is needed, along with medicines, to raise the rhino calves.
Protecting them costs a lot of money
By far the biggest expense is keeping them safe from poachers as their horns grow.