Journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups

Thank you for visiting the Pachyderm website. The Editorial Board is pleased to announce that Issue 56 has now been published. Hard copies will be ready for distribution shortly. We are soliciting manuscripts for the next issue, Issue 57, and if you have suitable material please make contact with Susie Goss, the Pachyderm Journal managing editor, at

No 56 (2015): July 2014-June 2015

Cover Page
Thandi and her six month old calf (‘Thembi’ that means hope in isiXhosa) in Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. Thandi survived a brutal attack by poachers, defacing her and destroying her horn growth plate. Only through skilful veterinary work and innovative skin grafts did she survive.

Credit: Daniel Haesslich/Kariega