Baby Rhino faces hard time after mom gets killed

  • The Independent has narrated the story of a baby rhino who has trouble sleeping on his own after poachers killed his mother for her horns. 

    Reports suggest that Gertjie was found lying next to her dead body. He "would not leave her side, and was crying inconsolably for her," South Africa's Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center said in a statement. 

    It appears, however, that Gertjie's future looks good since the staff at HESC feeds him every three hours and someone sleeps outside his enclosure in the night. 

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