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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

Louise van Dyk
Go for it!
Louise van Dyk
Go for it!
Amazing. Keep going!
Peter wonderful Julie!!
Louise & Tersia
Happy Birthday Julz!
Morafe Tabane (Unisa)
All the best!
Sterkte en geniet dit!
Anna-Mari Pretorius
Good luck Julie.
Go for it Julie!

Activity feed

30 Jul 2018 R 514
27 Jul 2018 R 500
Morafe Tabane (Unisa) donated R 35 to LEGEND RHINO ORPHANAGE via Running the Kalahari for Orphaned Rhinos
27 Jul 2018 R 35
Anna-Mari Pretorius donated R 103 to LEGEND RHINO ORPHANAGE via Running the Kalahari for Orphaned Rhinos
26 Jul 2018 R 103
26 Jul 2018 R 103