The TCU Rhino Initiative was launched in April 2014 as part of TCU’s Global Innovator program. We teamed up with Dr. Will Fowlds, renowned South African wildlife vet and rhino conservationist, to help save the rhino and ensure its long-term survival. In South Africa, rhino are being brutally poached at a rate of more than three per day. We stand ready to help on several fronts, from organizing reduction demand campaigns and raising public awareness, to supporting protection and rescue initiatives on the ground, where poached rhinos can be rehabilitated and eventually function again in wild habitats.
The three videos below are from our July 2015 trip to South Africa that included 10 days at the Amakhala Game Reserve where students helped with a rhino surgery and a white rhino mom and calf collaring. The first focuses on the Rhino crisis (some graphic content) whilst the second is an overview of the study abroad trip. Both were produced by students on the trip.