KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa KTVU - A baby rhino continues to recover from trauma after he was found huddled by his dead mother's side last spring.
The baby rhino named Arthur and his mother were attacked by poachers in the Kruger National Park.
Arthur was seriously injured as he tried to protect his mother. He was taken to Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary with machete wounds to his back and foot. Read more about the attack here.
According to a spokesperson for the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, "It was instinctive for him to try and stay close to his mother to protect her, and the poachers with no sympathy or hesitation whatsoever lashed out at him so that they could finish their heinous crime of taking his mother’s horn as quickly as possible."
Arthur's wounds have since healed and he's getting stronger each day.
According to Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, he spends his days playing with another orphaned rhino named Summer as he learns how to graze on grass.
Jooles Kilbride with Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary tells KTVU they are sharing Arthur's story with the hope of raising awareness about the survivors of poaching. "It is important for people to know that Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary is the last bastion of hope for these orphans" said Kilbride.