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Three years ago, when Harry Smith went to South Africa to do a story on rhino poaching, he met an extraordinary veterinarian devoted to saving the species. He returns with some good news.

And for more information on organizations working to protect rhinos, visit:

Save the Rhino


The International Rhino Foundation

If you're looking for more on the story, wildlife photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn captured the first images of Thandi and her newborn calf immediately following the birth. Just a warning, some of the images in the video are of a graphic nature.

NBC News' Meghan Frank contributed to this report.

This article was originally published Feb. 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.