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Rhino orphanage comes under attack from poachers

On the evening of Monday 20th February, our field project partner Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage was targeted by a gang of seven poachers.

The gang subjected the rhino care workers to a horrific attack before turning their attention to the rhinos. Unfortunately a number two of the rhino orphans were left dead with their horns removed.

This is not just a crime of rhino poaching, this is an attack on the civil liberties of law abiding, caring conservationists. Our thoughts go out to the team we have got to know well over the years. We can only imagine the stress and heartache they are feeling.

Helping Rhinos will continue to work with the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage as they come to terms with the horrors of Monday night.

If you would like to show your support for the team at the orphanage you can make a donation to help with the care of the remaining rhino babies and to help upgrade security, please give what you can by hitting the below button.

We ask that you join us in respecting the privacy of the team at the orphanage at this difficult and traumatic time.

Please use the hashtag #SupportThulaThula

This announcememnt has been made with the approval of the team at Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino orphanage.

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Mar 11, 2017

Sonja

Thank you so much for continuing your amazing (!!) work, caring for the rhinos valuable life's and showing resistance in the face of cruel attacks!

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Mar 04, 2017

Doug and Kate


Mar 04, 2017

Anonymous

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Mar 01, 2017

Katie R

After such a brutal and cowardly attack, I sincerely hope that you feel able to carry on with the amazing work you do. You are in the thoughts of many around the world.

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Feb 28, 2017

Joy Doogan

To support security for rhinos please accept my donation x Regards Joy

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Feb 27, 2017

Jane and Jeff Howard

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Alex K

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Feb 27, 2017

Anonymous

So sad to hear this, especially after reading the story of these beautiful orphans. I admire the work that you do there and I hope together we can win the fight against this awful trade.

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Feb 27, 2017

Jenny C

So sorry about the recent incident. My thoughts are with you! xoxo

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Feb 26, 2017

Giacomo V

I just read about the Thula Thula attack on corriere.it, an Italian newspaper. The article mentioned that the poachers also raped a 20 years old Swedish volunteer, although I couldn't find any other source verify this story. In any case, don't give up!

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