The Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage is a specialised care and rehabilitation centre for orphaned rhinos based at Thula Thula Game Reserve near Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. Kare Trendler and her Veterinary team were struggling to definitely diagnose the cause of her “Protein losing Enteropathy” (PLE) and little Storm wasn't well enough to travel anywhere for a proper scan.
Richard Schouten, a senior paramedic at Netcare Richards Bay, was about to go off duty but on receiving a call from concerned friend Trevor Kolk - heard of the team's frustration and dilemma and set off within the hour for the game reserve - armed ith an ambulance equipped with the much-needed sonar machine!
Great news is that Storm is being treated accordingly and is stable thanks to this joint effort so many thanks to all who helped and especially Netcare!
Thula Thula is also well known for being the location and inspiration behind the bestselling book "The Elephant Whisperer" by the late Lawrence Anthony.
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