We've just returned from a media trip to Kruger with our good friends from Rhino Tears. We were there to spread the word about the amazing work that is done by the team tackling the was on rhino poaching head on, and we were privileged, honoured and humbled to see what they do on a day to day basis.
One of the highlights was when the veterinary team (above) tracked down a rhino that had been (non-fatally) shot by poachers. They darted it, sorted out its wounds, took DNA samples and microchipped its horn, before setting it free to fight another day.
Another highlight was when we got to meet the dog teams, who sniff, track and hunt down poachers. These little legends have had a huge success rate in helping the rangers catch them. Yay dogs!