Twinkle was a 2016 Easter weekend rescue.
She was found in the Satara area of the Kruger National Park after her mother was killed by poachers. She arrived at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, stressed and terrified, and carrying an old wound on her back that appears to have been inflicted by poachers.
She was initially reluctant to drink milk because of her stress levels. It took some patience, but Twinkle eventually began to drink milk from a bottle. She has since grown well and no longer needs to drink milk.
Twinkle was introduced to Don, Warren (a young rhino in need of special care that was sent to the sanctuary by his owners), Oz and LoFo.
Lofo, who is now Twinkle’s best friend, was rescued in the same area of Satara, and they both have similar wounds on their backs. Lofo and Twinkle share an enclosure and sleeping quarters during the night. In the day, they spend their time grazing with the other rhinos in a large camp filled with various grasses and trees.
Twinkle is a very beautiful rhino with a sweet temperament, adored by all the rhinos and caretakers at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary.
She always has a twinkle in her eyes!