It began as a tragedy, and even now nothing can make up for the fact that baby Gretjie was forced to watch helplessly as poachers slaughtered his mother. When rescuers found him at the Kapama Private Game Reserve in South Africa, he was crying inconsolably next to her dead body. But thankfully, Gretjie seems to fit in well at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center, as you can see by the way he snuggles with his caretaker in this video.
Rhinocerous poaching is a serious problem in South Africa because buyers in Asia are willing to pay big money for rhino horns, which are thought (wrongly) to possess medicinal properties. Sadly, more than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year.