Part of the project: The African White Rhinoceros

Very sad news… One of our beloved Rhinos is no longer with us now

One of the rhinos that IBREAM monitored intensively in South Africa, Mohlaki (meaning “explorer, discoverer”) died unexpectedly. We are all very sad about this news, and hope that she didn’t’ suffer too long.

It took a long time to find her carcass in the extremely rough terrain where she liked to live. The search is still on for her 1 year old calf. At that age it is unfortunately very unlikely for a little rhino to survive without its mother….

We are proud to have Mohlaki mentioned in our publications. She was always the hardest to find. We will miss her. Every rhino on this earth is important and deserves a long life. Mohlaki was 20 years old.


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Background and highlights

Team members


Monique Paris

IBREAM Research Director


Annemieke van der Goot

Lapalala Wilderness

Andre Ganswindt

Andre Ganswindt

IBREAM Advisory Board member, University of Pretoria


Professor Robert Millar

IBREAM director, University of Pretoria


Linda Penfold

IBREAM Advisory Board member, SEZARC

Captivity Studies Collaborators:

University of Western Australia | School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia | Convocation Graduates Association (Convocation Postgraduate Research Award), Universiy of Western Australia | Graduate Research School (Travel Award), Bowling for Rhinos, University of Pretoria, SAFE African Rhino Foundation, FONA Foundation for Research on Nature Conservation, Catharina van Tussenbroek Foundation.

In situ collaborators:

Lapalala Wilderness , South East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation (SEZARC), White Oak Conservation Center

Captivity Studies Sponsors:

San Diego Zoo, Jacksonville Zoo, Birmingham Zoo

In situ sponsors: