Thandi, knowing full well of the dangers that loom for rhinos, reportedly led her new offspring deep into a cordoned off area of the sprawling reserve. Staff there aren't taking any chances either; since the attack that nearly claimed Thandi's life, they've beefed up security with a rhino protection unit to guard the animals around the clock.
The birth of a new arrival couldn't come at a more important time considering the dramatic drop in rhino numbers in recent years. In 2014, a record 1,155 rhinos were killed at the hands of poachers - a whopping 4.6 percent of the estimated 25,000 rhinos left in existence in Africa.
While conservationists are working tirelessly to curb the decline, it's heartening to know that survivors, like Thandi, are doing their part to reverse it.