Poaching takes an incredibly high toll on rhinos - their lives. But for young rhinos who are still reliant on their mothers for every need, a parent lost to poaching can mean a death sentence for the calf. Thankfully, there are caretakers willing to step in and take over in a tragedy - and they did just that for a lucky calf named Matimba.
At just a month old, Matimba was rescued after his mother was poached for her horn. He was taken to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South Africa, where caretakers awaited with infrared lamps, bedding and a heater. The calf was visibly upset and crying out for his mother. The footage is heartbreaking.