Date of Birth: 23rd March 2010
Date of Death: 1st January 2021
Family: Daughter of Nkombi, mother to Storm and Magen
Reine was born on the reserve and was named by a student, Amy, who discovered her at only a few hours old. Reine is the former leader of the beloved “Naughty 6”, a herd of rhino that stayed together and acted quite cheeky.
She became a first-time mother to Storm, born 6 April 2017. Before the tragic poaching incident and motherhood, Reine was part of a group referred to as the “three girls” – Winnie, Reine and Jodi. Reine is a very protective mother but does let her young explore. Like Mish, she appears to have bigger gaps between young, but this may be because Storm was her first offspring.
Reine gave birth to her second baby, Magen, on 11 April 2020. Our heart skipped a beat when she disappeared prior but she showed up a few weeks later to show us her bouncing baby girl.