We waited a little longer to be sure:
Big Mama, our record-horn Rhino has recovered well from her gunshot wound.
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) vets decided against removing the bullet at this time to give her time to recover from the shock of the ordeal.
Although KWS recommended the horn be cut off to remove the temptation it poses to would-be poachers, we have not done so. We feel that the culprits must be prosecuted and punished as a deterrent.
Justice as always takes its time. Two suspects have been charged but are out on bail.
Meanwhile the Rhinos remain under heavy guard.
The episode caught us “on Safari” in the U.S., but we are now on our way home to make sure all possible is done to have a positive outcome.
More Rhino pictures soon.