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A baby rhinoceros has been caught on camera smiling after its mother survived a horrendous attack by poachers.

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The poachers wanted to capture the rhino’s mom for her horn which is used to make medicine in some Asian countries, and is pretty expensive to buy.

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The little rhino can’t contain his joy that his mother is still alive and with him as he constantly smiles.

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The images were captured after the attack by Jacques Matthysen, who works at the Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa.