Robyn came to Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary from the Tshakwane area of the Kruger National Park in July 2014. Her mother was poached.
Robyn is a feisty, strong, young rhino. She was in a state of extreme anxiety when she arrived and so she was unpredictable and difficult to access. She took time trusting her new situation. She was reluctant to come out her night pen, wanting to stay in a safe and dark place when the other rhinos went out into the sunshine and it took some enticing to get her out into the open.
At first she had to be fed “around the corner,” out of sight of the others. Slowly she began to trust the staff at the sanctuary and realize that she was in a safe and good place. She has since settled down beautifully and continues to be full of energy. She has bonded extremely well with three other rhinos (Skylar, Satara, and Tank) and the group is inseparable. If things are too peaceful, Robyn feels she has a duty to stir things up, and the others love her enough to let her play out her shenanigans. Tank used to be the biggest of the rhinos in their group, but Robyn has since outgrown Tank and she is the big girl in the group.
Robyn and her best friends have been successfully released back into the wild in December 2016 where the four of them have settled into a small patch of paradise they now call home. Everyone is extremely happy to see them all enjoying the life of a free rhino.