When poachers attacked J'aime's mom, the baby rhino probably tried to protect her. She might have charged the poachers, or placed her tiny body between her mom and the poachers' weapons.
But in the end, the 4-week-old rhino couldn't save her mom. Not only did the poachers kill her mother, but they hacked off her horns, which they would sell for thousands of dollars.
J'aime survived the attack, but she didn't come out unscathed. The poachers had stabbed her three times in her back.