The young rhino huddles next to his dead mother who was sacrificed by poachers for his horn

Heartbreaking: Arthur the baby, white rhino, was found next to the remains of his mother in the Kruger National Park of South Africa after poachers murdered her by their horns and left Arthur for dead.

The young rhinoceros lies huddled next to his dead mother who was killed by horns hunters who crushed the calf when trying to save her

  • Arthur the white rhino baby was found injured next to his dead mother in the Kruger National Park
  • His mother had been killed by poachers for their horns, and they had attacked Arthur when he defended her
  • They found him with a dart in his ribs and with serious injuries to his back and one of his feet.
  • Arthur is now recovering in a rhino sanctuary run by a charity led by Prince Harry.

Sara Malm for MailOnline

A strange white baby rhino has been rescued from certain death after he was found wounded next to his deceased mother in the Kruger National Park of South Africa.

His mother had been killed by poachers for their horns, and the cruel murderers attacked the baby when he tried to protect her.

The baby white rhinoceros, now named Arthur, was found huddled next to his remains with a hunter's dart in his ribs and severe injuries to his back and one of his feet.

Heartbreaking: Arthur the baby, white rhino, was found next to the remains of his mother in the Kruger National Park of South Africa after poachers murdered her by their horns and left Arthur for dead.

Heartbreaking: Arthur the baby, white rhino, was found next to the remains of his mother in the Kruger National Park of South Africa after poachers murdered her by their horns and left Arthur for dead.

When Kruger Park rangers found Arthur and his mother on May 20 this year, they quickly evacuated the calf to Care for Wild Rhino's orphanage, where their injuries were treated.

He was named Arthur the Brave as a testimony of his resistance and loyalty to his mother, and although Arthur is slowly recovering, he still calls her.

Volunteers at the orphanage describe the calls of the baby rhino as a heartbreaking sound and one that should never have to do.

While Arthur is being cared for by the charity organization Care for Wild, whose ambassador is Prince Harry, the staff of a UK zoo adopted him. and he is raising money to finance his rehabilitation.

In recovery: you see Arthur, the rhinoceros baby treated by the staff of the Care for Wild rhinoceros orphanage in South Africa

In recovery: you see Arthur, the rhinoceros baby treated by the staff of the Care for Wild rhinoceros orphanage in South Africa

In recovery: you see Arthur, the rhinoceros baby treated by the staff of the Care for Wild rhinoceros orphanage in South Africa

Missing mummy: although Arthur is slowly recovering, he still calls his mother, what the volunteers at the orphanage describe as "a heartbreaking sound"

Missing mummy: although Arthur is slowly recovering, he still calls his mother, what the volunteers at the orphanage describe as "a heartbreaking sound"

Missing mummy: although Arthur is slowly recovering, he still calls his mother, what the volunteers at the orphanage describe as "a heartbreaking sound"

South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton, Lancashire have established Arthur's Army and have pledged to raise at least £ 1,600 a month to fund their rehabilitation.

The zoo's executive director, Karen Brewer, said: "Arthur is on the road to recovery, has made friends at the sanctuary with his orphaned Rhino summer partner, and is a firm favorite among his caregivers.

In nature, a rhinoceros calf will remain with its mother for three years. Arthur's mother was snatched from him at a young age, Arthur still calls his mother, will be emotionally marked for a long time. "

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