New Rhino Rescue in 2020 - Meet Zimi

Thursday 23 January 2020

New Rhino Rescue in 2020 - Meet Zimi

ZIMISELE, or Zimi for short, is a 6 month old white rhino who has been orphaned after the loss of her mother. 

On the 14th January 2020, the Zululand Rhino Orphanage received a call to say a white rhino cow had died, leaving behind a young female calf. Her mother died of severe septicaemia caused by an injury possibly sustained in a fight with another rhino or elephant.

Having watched her personality, her team of carers decided on the name Zimisele, which means determined or determination in the Zulu language. 

Zimi has a long battle ahead of her and will need all the love and care in the world before she is ready released back into the wild, typically when she is between 3 and 5 years old.

We hope you will help us provide that love and care by adopting Zimi today. It will mean the world to this adorable little rhino.

Zimi arrives at Zululand Rhino Orphanage

Zimi arrives at Zululand Rhino Orphanage and is treated by the vet team

Zimi has a blindfold and ear protectors to help keep her calm as she adapts her new home

Zimi meets her new companions at Zululand Rhino Orphanage. 

Brand New Print in Honour of Zimi

'Zimi' by Tori Ratcliffe

Helping Rhinos supporter and wonderful artist friend, Tori Ratcliffe has responded immediately on hearing about our new orphan, Zimi. Tori has produced this gorgeous rhino orphan print entitled ‘Zimi’ and is giving £15 from each print sold in support of our conservation work. 

The image is 15cm x 15cm and is priced at just £30 plus P&P. This is a limited edition of just 50 prints, the original will be auctioned at Helping Rhinos event, 'Creating a Rhino Stronghold’ at the RGS on 2nd April. 

We are sure that Tori's 'Zimi' will sell out fast, so to own one of these adorable prints you can pre-order today by clicking here.

Order 'Zimi' by Tori Ratcliffe