Conservationist Karen Trendler watches over a four-month-old black baby rhino at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo, South Africa on July 31, 2012.
Entabeni is one of the world's only dedicated orphanages for rhino calves whose parents were poached for their horns, Agence France Presse reports. The conservancy specially designed and built four high-care rooms and one intensive care chamber where sick calves can receive 24-hour attention. These include an incubator, drips and surveillance cameras.
Almost 300 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the start of the year, and 448 were killed in 2011. The country has seen a huge rise in poaching in the last few years as black market demand for rhino horn soars.
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