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Hiking through the forests and viewing game on foot is really special. This is all part of what you would experience as part of our two week rhino and wildlife monitoring experience. Visit our website or link in bio or e-mail experiences@vetpaw.org Amazing picture by @greengrafphotography go give this talented photographer a follow. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching #volunteer

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A very important part of the VETPAW rhino and wildlife monitoring experience is locating the animals twice a day. This is done through telemetry as the rhino wear tracking collars that emit a unique radio frequency. This is a two or four week program that is open to everyone. For more information and costs visit our website - link is in our bio or e-mail experiences@vetpaw.org #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching #poachers

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Mama and little one spend their days tucked away in the thickets. She is making sure her little one is not threatened by anyone or anything. We keep our distance so as not to stress either of them but we get really excited when we catch a glimpse of them. Pic: @cm.huff #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #anitipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching

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This fun looking creature is called a red roman here. It is known variously as a camel spider, wind scorpion or sun spider. Despite their various names they are neither true scorpions nor spiders but a scary hybrid of the two. Their bite is pretty painful but lucky they are not venomous (thank goodness for small mercies!!). Not our favorite. . Pic: @whitnessing_wildlife07 . #VETPAW #VETERANS #insects #insect #insectsofinstagram #spider #scorpion

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Another pic from the camera traps. This was a smaller juvenile leopard. He must have been curious about the box. These images all form part of the leopard research project by @anneke1vdm on our reserve #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #anitipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching #leopard #research #bigcats

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Rhino collaring. She made us work hard for it. Six hours of tracking her on foot in the blazing hot sun!! . Well done @naturebeddy @whitnessing_wildlife07 @evertvandeventer. . #VETPAW #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching #elephant #elephants #ivory #volunteer #volunteerafrica

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This little guy came to visit camp today. He is a horned puff adder. It is a venomous viper species found in the arid regions of South Africa, easily distinguished by the presence of a single, large horn-like scale over each eye. Pic: @suzy2268 #VETPAW #Veterans #snakes #adder #forcefornature

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This morning we set out as the sun came up and we were blessed to come across this curious creature quietly watching us as we passed. Moment captured perfectly by Mike O"Leary @greengrafphotography Reposted from @greengrafphotography FOLLOW HIM! - A beautiful Black-backed #Jackal (Canis mesomelas) stopped in front of our vehicle this morning to see what was going on. This was a relatively unusual experience for me as they're often quite skittish around the truck. A lovely moment with an oft overlooked mammal out here. . . . . . #thisissouthafrica #wildlifephotography #photosafari #afritravel #africantravel #Ig_Africa #instawild #travelgram #wanderlust #WildlifeiG #wildlife #planet VETPAW #forcefornature #wildlifeplanet #MeetSouthAfrica #southafricanskies #findyouradventure #adventurelikeyougiveadamn - #regrann

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It's sunset - time to go to work. Pic @growingveterans give this wonderful organization a follow #VETPAW #Veterans #veteranshelpingveterans #organic #conservation #rhino #africa #nightops - #regrann

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Amazing shot of one of our white rhino at sunset captured by @greengrafphotography. Reposted from @omoffbeat - Knowing is the key to caring and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive actions. They might not care even if they know, but they don’t care if they are unaware. - Sylvia Earle Through yoga we build awareness not only of what's going on in our bodies and minds, but also of how we process and act on what's going on around us. Deciphering reality from any misinformation or misconceptions we may have, is a constant battle in our every day lives.  We often disassociate from the things that we cannot see, and especially those that aren't nice to hear about. Our minds can be very cunning, constantly taking the easy route, and forever diverting our attention to whatever is easiest. We need to build our awareness from the inside out. Once you become aware, it's your choice whether to care or not, but at least you will have the choice. 📸@greengrafphotography #getinvolved #awareness #spreadtheword #rhinoconservation #animalrights #notjustthecuddlyones #africansafaris #yogaholidays2019 #yogaholiday #yogaholidays #africanyoga #africayoga #yogaafrica #southafricasafari #yogasafari #yoga2019 #yogaretreats2019 #yogavacations #yogavacation #yoga2019 #yogaretreats2019 #yogasafari #yogaeverydamnday #karmayoga #protectourplanet - #regrann #VETPAW

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This little blessing arrived last week at one of the reserves we work with. Her name is Khule in Xhosa which means love. Isn't she beautiful? Pic: @cm.huff #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #anitipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching

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We took @growingveterans and The Vetpaw Experience team for a hike up to the caves. South Africa sure is a beautiful place Pic: @theglobalactivista #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching #subsets #hike

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This is a from the camera trap at the early hours of the morning. A brown hyena with what looks like an impala (antelope) kill. Hyenas are mainly nocturnal and we very rarely seen any during the day. So much that we are learning with these cameras!! #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #forcefornature #hyena #poaching

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Dinner under the ancient baobab tree and the tapestry of the African stars. This is all part of what you would experience as part of our two week rhino monitoring experience. Visit our website or link in bio or e-mail experiences@vetpaw.org Amazing picture by @greengrafphotography go give this talented photographer a follow. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching #volunteer

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One of our very dear friends that has become family. This is the 3rd time in 15 months that Suzy has come out to be part of our Rhino and Wildlife monitoring experience here in South Africa. If you are interested visit our website and click on get involved Pic: @whitnessing_wildlife07 @suzy2268 #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching #forcefornature

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Look into her eyes and tell us that you wouldn't do everything in your power to protect her. Follow this amazing photographer @naturebeddy Reposted from @naturebeddy - Sleepy giant. #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #odpshutters #reflection #wildlifehd #mycanon #chasingafrica #dehornedandbeautiful #savehabitat #sleepinggiant - #regrann #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching

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@vetpaw hosts a two or four week Rhino Monitoring and Wildlife Research Experience in South Africa. If you have ever wanted to experience real conservation and actively contribute to the future of rhino and elephant, then this is for you. Visit our website for more information, dates and costs www.vetpaw.org and click on "how to get involved" We look forward to meeting you 🤗🤗🤗 . . . #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #anitipoaching #wildlife #conservation #volunteerafrica #volunteering - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann

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This view will never get old. On our way out for the night, see you guys later. Pic: @cm.huff #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching

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Mama and little one are exploring their new home. They are in a large enclosure to get them accustomed to their new environment. Mom is not a big fan of vehicles so we try not to disturb them too much. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #poaching

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What a beautiful animal. Follow this amazing photographer @benswildlife Reposted from @benswildlife - Probably the most spectacular white rhino bull I've ever seen. I was assiting wildlife vet Dr William Fowlds on a procedure to help a sick rhino cow. After the cow was darted, the other rhino in the areas gathered to watch the commotion. They were initially distressed watching their crash mate collapse to the ground and being surrounded by people. After a few minutes the rhino's concern began to turn into curiosity, the heat increased and the animals began return to the shade. This domininant male had other ideas, deciding to lay down and wait it out in the sun to observe what was happening to one of his females. I took this shot after two pied starlings landed on the relaxed bull's back. #rhino #beautiful #saveourrhino #wildlife #conservation #africa #southafrica #stoprhinopoaching #benswildlife #keeprhinoshorny - #regrann

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Due to the mounting poaching crisis in South Africa, VETPAW will be assisting in relocating a significant number of rhinos (black & white) as well as elephants over the next five to ten years to a reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) is working with to enhance and manage a comprehensive security plan. This security plan ensures the safety and wellbeing of all wildlife within this ecosystem. These efforts will focus on the protection of the critically endangered black rhino, near threatened white rhino, and African elephant. The animals will join a healthy ecosystem that is home to rhinos, elephants, pangolin, cheetah, lions and other species previously released in 2017 and 2018 as part of an aggressive conservation program. Post 9-11 veterans who faced the atrocities in the Middle East are now facing dangerous poachers. The parks are vast, the animals are endangered and these animals need round -the- clock monitoring. It takes an army, village, a platoon of brave soldiers to not only defend these animals, but to safeguard and train farm owners, their families and empower embattled park rangers to protect themselves and the wildlife their communities depend upon. It is our hope to someday duplicate our stealth operation not only in SA but in multiple parks throughout Africa. However, we can only do that with strength in numbers from loyal and passionate supporters like you that will help ensure that our Force For Nature Campaign is a success. It starts today, with you. Will you join forces with us to help us continue to fight for the survival of these majestic creatures that cannot ward off the bullets, machetes and chainsaws? With this huge responsibility we will need more boots on the ground in order to continue our conservation efforts. Please help us employ more US Veterans and continue being a Force For Nature in tipping the scales in favor of survival, not extinction for these majestic creatures and help restore Nature to its' original balance. Link is in our bio #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching - #regrann

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On our recent visit to the local community we got to speak to the kids about why conservation is so important. Judging by this enthusiastic group our wildlife is safe in this generation's hands. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #forcefornature #poaching

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead #woldearthday #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching

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Two suspects arrested in possession of the reported 187 rhino horns at the weekend, appeared in the Brits Magistrates Court this morning. Petrus Steyn, 60, and Clive John Melville, 57, face charges of committing a restricted activity involving protected species without a permit. Police also seized two vehicles and a firearm. It is not yet clear to whom the suspects were transporting the horns, and whether they are members of an illegal syndicate, or had been hired as delivery boys. According to a police media report released on Sunday,the horns were due to be shipped illegally to the underground rhino horn market in South East Asia. Police have not yet confirmed whether there is evidence linking Steyn and Melville to the shipment of 82kgs seized at the Hong Kong International Airport 10 days ago. Those horns, seized in a shipment falsely declared as auto parts and due to be trans-shipped from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, originated from a direct flight from South Africa to Hong Kong. Customs agents in Hong Kong discovered the horns after scanning the consignment and noticing suspicious shapes. Pictures of those horns displayed by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Dept suggest the rhino horns had been legally harvested and stockpiled by a rhino farmer or more, before being deliberately leaked and shipped from South Africa. The required stockpile registration and identification code numbers appear to have been carefully removed by either hand held sand-paper, or a mechanical sanding machine. According to a leading veterinary professional, this latest debacle "necessitates the URGENT need for an independent Inspectorate for auditing rhino horn stocks", not only in South Africa, but also Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, India, Nepal, and all countries where rhino stockpiles are kept, but especially South Africa! Steyn and Melville have been remanded in custody, and the case was postponed untill April 26 for further investigation and formal bail applications. Questions sent to the SAPS had not been answered at time of this publication being posted. #VETPAW

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This young bull is always rather inquisitive of our vehicle, always coming over just to make sure we aren't a threat. As you can see he wears a tracking collar so we can track his movements throughout the reserve as an added safety precaution Pic: @cm.huff #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching #elephant #elephants

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Reposted from @disunitythefilm - 🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨Two men in possession of 187 rhino horns were arrested on Saturday in Skeerpoort during a joint operation led by a special task team of the South African Police Service. A bakkie was transporting the #rhinohorns from Centurion in Gauteng to a smallholding in Skeerpoort in the early ours of Saturday morning. Two vehicles and a firearm were also confiscated during the operation. It is estimated that the value of these rhino horns is more than R300 million. The average weight of a rhino horn is 8 kilograms with an estimated value of $30,000 per kilogram. This is a breaking story. Kormorant will publish updates as soon as more information is available. Via: Komorant.com EDIT: Take a closer look at the horns and you will see that they all look as if they are horns from dehorned rhinos (hopefully meaning no rhinos were poached). Once we have more info we will update everyone. . . . #rhinopoaching #illegalwildlife #rhino #savetherhino #wildlife #wildafrica #loveafrica #disunitythefilm - #regrann

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Help us get more veteran boots on the ground in South Africa. The donate link is in our bio. Thank you!! #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #usmc #poaching - #regrann

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ATTENTION We have a few spaces available for a once in a life time experience to assist with BLACK RHINO darting and research. This AMAZING opportunity OPEN TO THE PUBLIC From 7th May to 21st May or 7th to the 14th of May. For more details contact experiences@vetpaw.org #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #poaching

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Due to the mounting poaching crisis in South Africa VETPAW will be assisting in relocating a significant number of rhinos ( black & white) as well as elephants over the next five to ten years to a reserve on the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) is working with to enhance and manage a comprehensive security plan, which ensures the safety and wellbeing of all wildlife within this ecosystem. These efforts will focus on the protection of the critically endangered black rhino, near threatened white rhino, and African elephant. The animals will join a healthy ecosystem that is home to rhinos, elephants, pangolin, cheetah, lions and other species previously released in 2017 and 2018 as part of an aggressive conservation program. Post 9-11 veterans who faced the atrocities in the Middle East are now facing dangerous poachers. The parks are vast, the animals are endangered and these animals need round -the- clock monitoring. It takes an army, village, a platoon of brave soldiers to not only defend these animals, but to safeguard and train farm owners, their families and empower embattled park rangers to protect themselves and the wildlife their communities depend upon. It is our hope to someday duplicate our stealth operation not only in SA but in multiple parks throughout Africa. However, we can only do that with strength in numbers from loyal and passionate supporters like you that will help ensure that our Force For Nature Campaign is a success. It starts today, with you. Will you join forces with us to help us continue to fight for the survival of these majestic creatures that cannot ward off the bullets, machetes and chainsaws? With this huge responsibility we will need more boots on the ground in order to continue our conservation efforts. Please help us employ more US Veterans and continue being a Force For Nature in tipping the scales in favor of survival, not extinction for these majestic creatures and help restore Nature to its' original balance. Link is in our bio #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoach

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Our apparel store is now up and running. Your purchase helps put a U.S. Veteran on the ground in South Africa, protect rhinos and elephants. Link to the store in our bio. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching #merch

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Mama and little one having a quiet moment. These two will be inseparable for the next 5 years. What a privilege it is for us to do what we do. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #usmc #poaching

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Dirt bikes are an integral part of what we do. They allow us to get to any part of the reserve quickly and through difficult terrain. @doublej2334 #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #usmc #poaching

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We believe that if we are going to win this war, everyone needs to be properly equipped. We therefore do workshops and courses, transferring the vast knowledge our veterans have attained within the most elite military units in the world, to give our ranger counterparts the tools needed to successfully and efficiently manipulate and navigate their operating environment. This is achieved by using a systematic approach to observation, assessment, critical thinking, superior decision-making, and rapid predictive and proactive analysis. We do this training for free as many reserves are cash strapped - but the rangers need to be trained and we gladly do it #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #usmc #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #poaching #training

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Be A Force For Nature Due to the mounting poaching crisis in South Africa VETPAW will be assisting in relocating a significant number of rhinos ( black & white) as well as elephants over the next five to ten years to a reserve on the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) is working with to enhance and manage a comprehensive security plan, which ensures the safety and wellbeing of all wildlife within this ecosystem. These efforts will focus on the protection of the critically endangered black rhino, near threatened white rhino, and African elephant. The animals will join a healthy ecosystem that is home to rhinos, elephants, pangolin, cheetah, lions and other species previously released in 2017 and 2018 as part of an aggressive conservation program. Post 9-11 veterans who faced the atrocities in the Middle East are now facing dangerous poachers. The parks are vast, the animals are endangered and these animals need round -the- clock monitoring. It takes an army, village, a platoon of brave soldiers to not only defend these animals, but to safeguard and train farm owners, their families and empower embattled park rangers to protect themselves and the wildlife their communities depend upon. It is our hope to someday duplicate our stealth operation not only in SA but in multiple parks throughout Africa. However, we can only do that with strength in numbers from loyal and passionate supporters like you that will help ensure that our Force For Nature Campaign is a success. It starts today, with you. Will you join forces with us to help us continue to fight for the survival of these majestic creatures that cannot ward off the bullets, machetes and chainsaws? With this huge responsibility we will need more boots on the ground in order to continue our conservation efforts. Please help us employ more US Veterans and continue being a Force For Nature in tipping the scales in favor of survival, not extinction for these majestic creatures and help restore Nature to its' original balance. Link is in our bio #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching

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A moment of tenderness between mother and daughter. Elephants have such amazing emotional depth. Pic: @tates_or_totz #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching #elephant #elephants

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Reposted from @stroop_film - — BREAKING: Hong Kong Customs seize record haul of rhino horns, flight from SA — “Hong Kong customs seized HK$16.5 million (US$2.1 million) worth of rhino horns in transshipment cargo at the airport on Friday, marking a record haul of products related to the endangered species. The smuggled items from South Africa were declared as vehicle parts destined for Malaysia. X-ray images of the cargo had raised suspicions and officers acted on a tip-off. Authorities found 82.5kg of suspected rhino horns and body parts in the consignment.” Image from Customs and Excise Dept. #rhino #horn #customs #trafficking #wildlife #seizure #illegal - #regrann #VETPAW #veterans

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Good luck to everyone competing in tomorrow’s competition and thank you for choosing VETPAW as this years charitable sponsor! Please support our friends @thebattleaxegym. #thebattleaxegym #vetpaw #miamisbaddest #strongman #miamisbaddest2019 #legacy

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Rhino have quite an interesting family dynamic. Calves with stay with their mothers until they are subadults (5 years old) #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching

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Help us get more veteran boots on the ground in South Africa. The donate link is in our bio. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #usmc #poaching

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-- BREAKING NEWS: NDLOVU POACHING GANG SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 500 YEARS -- MEDIA STATEMENT: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER: EASTERN CAPE: KING WILLIAMS TOWN, 03 APRIL 2019 The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has welcomed the hefty sentence imposed on three suspects charged for more than 55 counts of rhino poaching between the years 2013 and 2016. A team of investigators under the leadership of Capt Morne Viljoen investigated the case which led to the conviction of the trio in March 2019. Forget Ndlovu (43), Jabulani Ndlovu, 41 and Sikhumbuzo Ndlovu, 40 were sentenced by the Grahamstown High Court today. The three accused were found guilty on all 55 separate counts and the shortest sentence handed down being 5 years and the longest being 15 years. All the sentences will run concurrently which means that each of the suspects will serve 25 years imprisonment. Source: @stroop_film #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #usmc #poaching

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@vetpaw hosts a two or four week Rhino Monitoring and Wildlife Research Experience in South Africa. If you have ever wanted to experience real conservation and actively contribute to the future of rhino and elephant, then this is for you. Visit our website for more information, dates and costs www.vetpaw.org and click on "how to get involved" We look forward to meeting you 🤗🤗🤗 . . . #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #anitipoaching #wildlife #conservation #volunteerafrica #volunteering - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann - #regrann

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Be the change you want to see in the world Pic: @doublej2334 #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching

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Reposted from @benswildlife - YOU MUST FOLLOW this amazing photographer @benswildlife. ‘She was pregnant’ a soft muffled voice uttered from the inside of the rhino’s hollowed out chest cavity. These three dreaded words, the last words anyone wants to hear during an autopsy, brought an abrupt halt to the sound of sawing bone, slicing flesh and the occasional bleep of a metal detector, making the grassland unbearably silent. The rest of us stood and spectated as the vets dragged the amniotic sack out of the mother’s body. The only sound the squelch of footsteps as they slowly stepped through the soggy blood soaked grassland and placed it in the sand. With a slice from the scalpel, the amniotic sack ripped open revealing this tiny, underdeveloped foetus, just weeks way from being born. Here, wildlife vet @lisa_vet_graham can be seen cradling the innocent baby, his limp underdeveloped legs a stark reminder of the life he was robbed of. She carried him away from the massacre of blood and guts of his mothers body, placing him in front of her face. Her horn still attached, showing that she fought with all her might to evade the poachers that shot her the night before. She may have kept her horn, but she lost the opportunity to see her baby, and there she bled to death, slowly and agonisingly; alone in the darkness. . . #VETPAW #stoprhinopoaching #rhino #saveourrhino #savetherhino #benswildlife #conservation #Africa #SouthAfrica @the_injongo @karmagawa #ARCC #chipembererhinofoundation #rhinos #saynotorhinohorn #saynotorhinopoaching - #regrann

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If ever there was one image that summed up why we do what we do...this would be it. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #hope #poaching

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Our veterans have already sacrificed so much in the service of our great country, here they are again putting themselves at risk yet again in the service of wildlife. Thank you brothers. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #usmc #poaching

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There are few things more beautiful than an Nyala bull. Their perfect white markings under the soft intelligent eyes are simply mesmerizing. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #nyala #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching

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We often set drones up in areas where there is thick vegetation. Aerial views are helpful for us to locate our animals when line of sight is difficult. Pic: @hjdwalker #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #poaching

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Proud mama. She brought out her little one to show us today. Mom has been pretty scarce keeping to herself. #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #cute #usmc #poaching

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Did someone say oranges? The babies were picking up some speed! Swear you could hear the mom's saying "slow down they are not going anywhere". Even though there were so many of them moving at pace you could hardly hear them. They are stealthy creatures. Pic: @cm.huff #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #elephants #elephant #poaching

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The man that signed @katyperry, @lordemusic , @gretavanfleet, @blackveilbrides and many other successful artists. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audition for Jason Flom, CEO of Lava Records, in New York City. Jason will review your audition with you and provide you with helpful tips. Jason Flom has served as the Chairman and CEO of music labels including Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and the Capitol Music Group. In 1995, he founded Lava Records. He is also a philanthropist who has supported and championed various political and social causes. A feature in The New Yorker called Flom “one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years,” known for his “specialty [in] delivering ‘monsters’.” Follow the link on our bio #VETPAW #veterans #usarmy #instagood #wildlifecrime #rhino #rhinohorn #rhinos #counterpoaching #antipoaching #wildlife #thanks #poaching #music #lavarecords #gretavanfleet