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The Rhino Orphanage is a registered non-profit company and was founded by Arrie van Deventer in 2012. The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos with the only aim of releasing them back into the wild.

It was created as the result of a lack of a specialized place for rearing baby rhinos who have been orphaned as a consequence of the current poaching crisis which feeds the illegal trade in horns.

The Rhino Orphanage aims to:

  • Build and manage the World’s First Rhino Orphanage
  • Create an environment where orphaned rhinos are safe from poachers
  • Ensure that all rhinos within the orphanage receive the proper treatment, care and love they deserve
  • Ensure that all human contact is kept to an absolute minimum to ensure release back into the wild
  • Keep the public informed on the progress of the rhinos without commercializing or exposing these animals for any profit or gain
  • Continue the fight on behalf of these wonderful animals who cannot fight for themselves

Donor Messages

Amy Singh and Family
Keep rocking it Julie!
“I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Mahatma Gandhi
All of the very best for your runs Julie. Such a worthy cause.
Break a leg! ;-)
Louise van Dyk
Go for it!
Go, Julie...go...I'll soon visit Kruger - Peter
This is a wonderful course that needs attention from all of us, otherwise we run the risk of losing this war to the tormenting poachers. This can't be!!
Good luck Julie!

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Amy Singh and Family donated USD $ 38 to LEGEND RHINO ORPHANAGE via Running the Kalahari for Orphaned Rhinos
19 Nov 2018 USD 38