HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa
Orphaned Baby Rhino Gertjie
- June 17, 2014
-- Orphaned baby rhino Gertjie, also known as "Little G" who's mother was killed by poachers for her horn, is now having his rehabilitation process broadcast live over the Internet.
The four month old rhino was rescued by the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), which specializes in the care of orphaned or injured animals. Last week, Little G's story spread across the globe by way of newspaper publications and social media making him famous overnight.
HESC wants everyone to be able to follow Little G's rehab so they have installed a live streaming camera in his room. He is always in his room from 6pm-6am CAT (12pm-12am EST), and also takes naps inside during the day. Viewers can watch and listen to the baby rhino being fed and looked after by the staff at HESC. The centre needs help to care for the rhino, especially his milk supply, and there is a donation link below the broadcast so you can not only watch Little G but also contribute directly to his care.
LINK TO LIVE CAMERA: http://www.africam.com/wildlife/baby_rhino_live_channel