South Africa's Zululand Rhino Orphanage was born out of tragedy.  Zululand's previously only dedicated rhino orphanage was brutally attacked by poachers in February 2017, and following much deliberation, the decision was taken to close the facility for security reasons. There was a need to rehome the rhinos (and hippo!) that resided at the previous orphanage.

Caring for and being 'mother' to a rhino baby is no easy task! It may look like the best job in the world, but it is a tough one. A baby rhino needs milk every two hours, 24 hours a day, and with no rhino mum on hand to provide the milk when it is needed, it falls to the human carers to provide the nourishment the baby needs. Sleep is definitely hard to come by for the surrogate mums!

We are delighted to give you the opportunity to help care for the rhino orphans at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage by adopting one of them. We have three tiers for you to choose from, so all you need to do is choose your rhino below and choose your tier.


£60 per year or £5 per month

(Aprox. US$80 / R1,100 / KES8,200)


£120 per year or £10 per month

(Aprox. US$160 / R2,200 / KES16,400)


£360 per year or £30 per month

(Aprox. US$475 / R6,600 / KES49,000)

Simply click on the rhino you would like to adopt and scroll to the bottom of the page to choose your tier and payment frequency. You will then see all the benefits associated with with your rhino adoption.

Pick your Rhino