Orphaned baby rhino Gertjie finds love again

On the 3rd of May the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre took custody of a three month old baby rhino, anticipated to have been born around the 19th of February. He was brought to the centre after being found next to his dead mother who had been brutally poached for her horn. It was a devastating sight as the tiny animal would not leave her side, and was crying inconsolably for his mummy.
They named him Gertjie, and he spent his first night in the company of caretakers at the Centre, including a surrogate sheep named Skapp. He spends most of his sleep time with others as he’s still afraid to be alone at night, but he has been adapting to his new life well, going on walks twice a day and soaking up the mud baths.