Once they're old enough, Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage releases orphaned rhinos together into the game reserve, which is guarded day and night by rangers to protect these rare animals from poachers.
The rhino community suffers many threats to its well-being. Because of poaching, populations have plummeted in recent years, and 2015 may very well have been the worst year ever for rhinos. Last year, 1,215 rhinos perished in South Africa. Poachers are after rhino horn, a keratin substance wrongly thought to have healing powers, which racks up a lot of cash in Asian markets.