On the 22nd of December 2016, a female rhino was shot in the Orpen area of the Kruger National Park. Shortly after the game scouts discovered this, a rhino calf ran to the Timbavati area.
The helicopter was called in and a male rhino calf was slung to the bomas at Skukuza. Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary was contacted and the calf was collected the following day.
He spent the night on drips and now he is a happy calf and being introduced to other rhinos. (Photo of airlift courtesy of Bruce McDonald.)
We decided to name the male rhino, Leo because of the Matt Grossman twins, Leo and Grey. As you know, Grey is one of the other baby rhinos that is in a group with Zac, Jemu and Spirit.