Thandi the rhino as poster child …

Thandi undergoing surgery for facial reconstruction after having her horn hacked off by poachers

Thandi undergoing surgery for facial reconstruction after having her horn hacked off by poachers

In an exciting update Thandi, the poached but surviving rhino that underwent facial reconstruction surgery, is becoming the poster child for the anti-rhino poaching movement. Natural History New Zealand is negotiating to produce and air a documentary in China. Workshops have also been conducted in Hanoi by Dr William Fowlds, the vet who did Thandi’s facial reconstruction surgery, sponsored by Humane Society International and the Department of Vietnam Forestry. Here’s hoping that Thandi’s, and indeed the rhinos’ story per se, touches hearts in the regions where rhino horn is being bought and sold.