After the attack, the Thula Thula staff put all their attention and resources into caring for their remaining animals. Many of the animals were understandably traumatized, including Makhosi, one of the newest rhinos to arrive at the orphanage, and Charlie, an orphaned hippo.
"Obviously, with something as traumatic as a shooting, and all the trauma that goes around that … Charlie and Makhosi have picked that up," Trendler said at the time. "We've had them on Rescue Remedy. We've been handling them very quietly. Thank goodness the team have just wanted to stay with them."