Mourning Bahati

Rhinoceros Poached in Kenya – Sad loss of mother and her young calf, Bahati. We must all do more to protect the precious rhinoceros left in ‘our’ care – #WorldRhinoDay, 22 September 2015

Cecils Pride

We are saddened to bring you the tragic news from the Big Life Foundation that after days of searching, young calf Bahati was found but succumbed to his injuries and did not awake from the anesthesia.
Read the full update below:
Our thoughts are with all the teams who tirelessly worked to find Bahati.

Big Life Foundation's photo.


On the fourth and final day, rangers set out at the crack of dawn to resume the search for Bahati, the orphaned rhino calf with a snare around his neck. Bahati had previously survived a bullet wound to the neck and the loss of his mother to poachers. Today we mourn them both, as Bahati has tragically succumbed to his injuries.

Big Life and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers started the day full of hope and optimism that there could still be a happy outcome; fresh tracks were spotted mid-morning…

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