Gertjie
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Gertjie, a baby orphaned rhino, was rescued from the wild on May 7th by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) in South Africa after he witnessed the brutal murder of his mother by poachers. He was found next to his mother’s lifeless body, “crying inconsolably”, and had to be sedated for the transport to the HESC.

Since the traumatic experience, Gertjie has refused to sleep alone, requiring staff members to take turns comforting him at night. He is currently almost four months old and is being weaned off night feeds and taking daily walks to build up his strength.

If you want to take a peek at this magnificent animal, the HESC has set up a live channel so that you can watch Gertjie as he spends his days “taking long walks, [having] mud baths and grazing”.  The team is now asking for donations so that they can continue to feed Gertjie until he is permanently weaned and reintroduced into a wildlife reserve.

Photo Credit: The Independent

VIA The Independent 

About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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