The story of our little orphan white rhino who arrived at Thula Thula in October 2009 at the tender age of 4 months old. This month of July we celebrate his 14th Birthday to this special and most mischievous wild creature. From having fun scaring the operator of the excavator working on road maintenance to playing power fight with elephants, his story is unique.
If you wish to know more about Thabo’s extraordinary antics, read the book THE ELEPHANTS OF THULA THULA by Francoise Malby Anthony. You too will fall in love with our special Thabo.
Leigh – Rehabilitation Senior Nurse
I started my career by volunteering at sanccob and numerous animal welfare vets from a young age. After a couple years of volunteering, i was ready to enter the field and started working at Moholoholo rehab centre with cheetah, lions, badgers, eagles, vulures and antelope. It is also where i fell inlove with the bush and the lifestyle of a rehabilitator. After moholoholo i moved to durban to work as a clinic nurse at C.R.O.W (Centre of Rehabilitation of Wildlife) with animals ranging from monkeys, hadedas and antelope to jackal, mongoose and genets. It was at C.R.O.W that i learned to hand raise baby animals and handle a number of different species. I have now after many years been offered a once in a life time opportunity to start a wildlife rehabilitation centre, which has always been my life goal and i am looking forward to this amazing journey with Thula Thula.
Sheldon – Leader of the Volunteers Academy
I started in the world of wildlife rehabilitation at Moholoholo in Hoedspruit, there we worked with large birds of prey, Large predators such as lions and hyena,cheetah and leopard, as well as antelope species. I had a particular interest in diets and enrichment of the animals, making sure they can be physically and mentally stimulated.
After that I’ve worked at rehab centers in Gauteng, at Friends of Free Wildlife, focusing on your more urban wildlife, and in the Kalahari desert, with works specific to meerkats and mongoose, studying and logging troop behavior and rehabilitating injured and ex-pet animals.
My time at Thula Thula began as a volunteer where I worked my way up to be a part of the Wildlife rehabilitation team, we have successfully worked with and released species such as genets, thick-tailed bushbaby’s, Jackals and Mongoose.
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Our expansion with the neighbouring local community land of Dube Ridge and the adjacent Zulweni game reserve is about to be completed. Our elephant habitat will have expanded to more than 5500 hectares and the need of carrying on monitoring our wildlife will become unavoidable.
For this purpose, our new Matriarch Marula, daughter of Frankie, who has taken the lead of the herd, will be collared in August with a satellite and VHF collar, installed by our veterinarian Trever Verjoen.
WE WANT TO THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT TO OUR CONSERVATION PROJECTS.
Without you, it would not have been possible.
We are very proud and honoured at Thula Thula to win the AWARD as
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