Buffalo attack victim Beverly Joubert wants to heal fast, has “rhinos to move”

Respected conservationist and multiple award-winning filmmaker Beverly Joubert is recovering steadily after suffering extremely serious injuries during an attack by a buffalo in which her husband Dereck was also injured.

Beverly and Dereck Joubert. © Wildlife Films.

In an update on their Facebook page, the couple thanked their supporters for the incredible support from all over the world. After a very long and tough week, Beverly told her Doctors that she needed to heal fast because she has rhinos to move, this in reference to the Rhinos Without Borders campaign to move 100 rhinos from high risk to low risk areas. This statement is typical of her undeniable strength and her tendency to put wildlife before her own interests.

Dereck and Beverly were walking to dinner in their camp in the Okavango when a buffalo charged them from the darkness. Dereck suffered some bone fractures but Beverly was seriously injured, with the horn causing extensive damage. Dereck’s actions that night saved her life, and miraculously the buffalo’s horn missed major arteries, organs and her spine. Four operations later, Beverly has fought fiercely and finally seems to be out of immediate danger. 

There is obviously a lot of recovery still to come, however she has walked, she has had sutures removed and she asks after the wellbeing of others rather than herself.

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