“In a cynical world, Thandi’s story made me think for the first time that we could stop the poaching – that the species could be saved. It shone a spotlight on the brutality of humanity and the incredible resilience of this beautiful animal as she fought for life. Her story should inspire change.” – Adrian Steirn
Two years after surviving a brutal poaching attack that left 2 male rhinos dead, Thandi gave birth to a calf in Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa. This short film and series of photographs documents Thandi’s journey from the attack & her fight for survival to the birth of her calf. This is the story of the rhino that should never have been born.