New Rhino Orphan Rescued

Mon, 10 July 2023

Tragically, another rhino orphan has been rescued by our project at Zululand Rhino Orphanage, sadly, this time a victim of rhino poaching. Following an alert from a reserve in South Africa of a calf seen lying next to its mother’s lifeless body, the team sprang into action. With the reserve being a five-hour drive away, and a vet and helicopter called in to assist with the rescue, two of our carers immediately loaded supplies into the ICU trailer and departed for the long drive ahead. 

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Rhinos Under Attack - Help Us Defend Them

Fri, 30 June 2023

In the last week more devastating news has emerged from South Africa – the heart-breaking discovery of three rhino carcasses, a mother and her two calves, the youngest just four months old. This rhino family were poached and slaughtered for their horn, found with assistance from our ‘Eyes in the Sky’ pilot, with their faces senselessly hacked off at the Lalibela Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape province.

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Miracle Rhino Poaching Survivor Thandi’s Family Grows Again

Sun, 14 May 2023

The birth of a rhino calf is extremely important in the world of rhino conservation. At Helping Rhinos, every rhino counts which is why the birth of miracle rhino poaching survivor Thandi’s fifth calf, a male named Zolani at the beginning of April 2023, is cause for joy and celebration.

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New Orphan Arrival

Sun, 02 April 2023

In April 2023 Helping Rhinos Founder and CEO was joined by renowned actor and animal activist Peter Egan to visit some of our projects in the field. This visit included the Zululand Rhino Orphanage. Tragically, within hours of Simon and Peter's arrival we received a phone call to say that a newly orphaned rhino calf had been rescued and was on his way to the orphanage.

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Hippo Orphans Charlie and Moomin Return to the Wild

Mon, 13 February 2023

Helping Rhinos in partnership with the Zululand Rhino Orphanage (ZRO) recently released hippo orphans Charlie and Moomin back into the wild. The two hippos’ journey from being orphaned to forming a little hippo pod in a rhino orphanage to their subsequent release is one of courage and unlikely friendships.

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Rhino Poaching in 2022

Tue, 07 February 2023

South Africa's Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) have released the official poaching statistics for the full year 2022. We take a look behind the headlines to analyse the true impact of rhino poaching in 2022.

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New Year - New Orphan

Fri, 06 January 2023

We’re not even one week into the New Year and we’re sad to announce that tragically a newly orphaned rhino has been rescued and taken to Zululand Rhino Orphanage. Rhino poaching in the area has become relentless and with more rhino mothers being killed, more rhino calves are being orphaned.

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12 Ways to Support Rhinos This Festive Season

Wed, 02 November 2022

The perfect presents for the wildlife-loving family or friends in your life are right here! At the Helping Rhinos online Christmas Shop, we have a great selection of unique and meaningful gifts that benefit rhino conservation projects

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Eyes In the Sky Drone Technology

Thu, 13 October 2022

We are thrilled that Eyes in the Sky programme is now expanding with the introduction of a state of the art drone. The deployment of the DJI M30T drone is a formidable boost to our Eyes in the Sky capacity in the Eastern Cape.

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Creating Room to Roam

Tue, 11 October 2022

Helping Rhinos is thrilled to announce that in partnership with the Kariega Foundation and Freedom to Roam Adventures, Kariega Game Reserve has recently completed the first phase of an ambitious and important habitat expansion project in the beautiful Bushmans River Valley, growing the footprint of our protected area to 11,500 hectares. This new land forms part of our vision to create Rhino Strongholds in key locations, including South Africa's Eastern Cape.

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