Earlier this month, conservationists from Protrack Anti-Poaching Unit shared the heartbreaking story of a young female rhino calf who was found wandering alone along a roadside in South Africa's Kruger National Park, likely after having lost her mother to poachers.
Passing motorist Liam Burrough was among the first to encounter the helpless animal, stopping to assist the baby rhino beneath the hot African sun.
"Badly dehydrated, covered in wounds and clearly in desperate search of shade, the calf approached my car. She called out into emptiness, looked on for a moment and then rested her chin on my door," Burrough wrote on his Facebook page.
"Slumping onto her hindquarters and then onto her belly she caught a few moments of peaceful rest in our shadow. She had undoubtedly lost her mother at this tender age to a poacher in this, one of the hardest hit areas by poaching in the Kruger."