Over 1,200 adult rhinos were poached in South Africa last year; many of them left their young as orphans to fend for themselves.
Orphaned rhinos cannot make it by themselves in the wild, they need our help. The only orphanage in Limpopo is over two hours away and has reached its capacity. The Rotary E-Club of Southern Africa D9400, in partnership with the Shared Universe Foundation, is planning to create a new rhino orphanage.
There is a great need in the northern Limpopo area for a dedicated team of people and a facility to transport, take care of and rehabilitate these orphaned rhinos, to give them the best chance to survive and thrive.
In conjunction with the Shared Universe Foundation we intend to raise funds to support and develop a dedicated rhino orphanage in the most northern part of the Limpopo Province. We envision a world-class facility for the rehabilitation of baby rhinos; once they are strong enough, we will release them into a safe protected environment.
Our aim is to raise ZAR 3.5 million for the development of the orphanage. The facilities will include: