Binti
Photo Credit: The Rhino Orphanage

The Rhino Orphanage took in their youngest orphan in March, a baby girl they named Binti who was not even a month old yet. Despite being stuck in a mudwallow and starving, she is now strong and settling in wonderfully with her new family!

 

Undisclosed Location, South Africa (02 June 2024) — In late March, the Rhino Orphanage welcomed a trio of new rescues, one of which was a tiny baby girl rescued from a game reserve’s mud wallow alone, starved and afraid. This baby girl has since got a name, Binti, a new family, some sheep pals and a lot of support as she settles into her life at The Rhino Orphanage (TRO)—a far cry from her time as a lone rhino!

Initially, Binti faced tough circumstances that impacted both her psyche and her health, with bouts of panic and anxiety bursting out over her first few days with the TRO team. When she was rescued, she was not even a month old.

But, things started looking much brighter relatively quickly for the daughter of the family, with April bringing her adventures outside, lots of milk and blankets from the fantastic Blankets for Baby Rhinos community. Calls for her mom have been met with an array of ‘moms’—from the carers who have slept beside her to other rhinos and people all over the world sharing love with her.

Now, the tough task is to get Binti to take to Flenters (the nanny sheep), and Flenter’s boyfriend Choppie who will provide essential companionship for the baby girl. Though the young rhino is said to have been very stubborn on the matter of welcoming the sheep, the TRO team have shared that Choppie might just be winning the tiny princess over.

In other exciting news, the rhino family have welcomed a baby, with Grace the rhino having given birth just last month, on the same day that her mom was orphaned eight years earlier—making it something of a very special full-circle moment.


Sources: The Rhino Orphanage 
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