A rhino mutilated by poachers for its horn has received a skin-graft from an elephant. Dr Johan Marais, the Pretoria vet who performed the one and a half hour operation, said it would take two or three weeks to know if the graft is successful. If so, the procedure could be used more often in the future as only a small piece of skin is needed.
The skin was taken from an elephant which had died of natural causes.
Thanks to Simon Rood.