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Watch | Injured baby rhino rescued

Dec 06, 2016 15:10 IST
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A rescue team in South Africa saved an eight-month-old female baby rhino that was shot by poachers outside of the Kruger National Park. The Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary received a call in late November about the creature’s plight at a reserve in the Mpumalanga region. The same poachers are suspected to have killed the rhino’s mother. The search for the baby had been hampered due to heavy rain, but after eight days the calf was spotted alive by a search team in a helicopter. According to the website, since 2008 at least 5,940 rhinos have been killed by poachers.