Amazing Rescue Dog Saves Baby Rhino From Poachers

Dogs 4 Wildlife provides trained dogs for anti-poaching units.

Amazing Rescue Dog Saves Baby Rhino From Poachers

Dogs 4 Wildlife provides trained dogs for anti-poaching units.

Rhino poaching refers to the illegal killing of rhinoceroses for their horns, which are highly valued in some cultures. The white rhino was nearly extinct in the 1900's with only 50-100 left in the wild, and despite the fact the population has no increased to nearly 16,000 white rhinos are still the subspecies most threatened by poaching. Dan, a one-year-old Belgian Malinois, was bred and trained at Dogs 4 Wildlife in Carmarthenshire. Last week, Dan found Viola, a rhino calf that had been caught in a snare in KwaZulu-Natal province with her mother nearby.

The TikTok account for @Dogs4wildlife posted footage of the amazing rescue of the white rhino and her calf. 

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On Facebook, Dogs4wildlife shared this heartening news: We have seen as significant as up to a 75% drop in poaching with the introduction of our Anti-Poaching K9’s and in some reserves it has been completely eradicated.

@Fenella comments, "You are doing such great work! Keep it up!" @James adds, "There was absolutely no question about helping. Even now I am lost for words to see how so many local people pulling together to help such a wonderful animal. Without our help these animals will be lost to the world. Please help to try and keep these wonderful creatures safe for future generations." 

Amen. If you would like to learn more about this incredible organization or make a donation, you can do so here

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