Orphan Rhino's - Care for Wild Africa

Feedback from 2015

We will be running the Old Mutual Two Oceans 21km on the 4th April 2015 to raise awareness and funds for rhino's orphaned due to poaching.

A big thank-you to the team at Race4Conservation for the R25000.00 donation. As a collaboration between Chipembere Rhino Foundation and Race4Conservation it was requested that the funds be channelled to Care for Wild Africa to assist with feeding the orphaned rhino calves at the facility. The funding will provide enough food for 1 orphan for 5 months. OZ is a new arrival from Kruger after his mother was poached. He is 4 months old, the feeding program provided by Care for Wild Africa will assist in his growth. He is now consuming 12L of milk feed and this will increase up to 16L as he grows older. The reason he is on less at the moment is to prevent a runny tummy, so they will build it up slowly. The increased amount of milk formula will continue up to the age of one year and then they will start with the weaning process. They wean at 18 months and will then consume a high quality grass and rhino pellets. Thank-you again to Race4Conservation and all the Race4Rhino runners that completed the Two Oceans half marathon, your funding drive made this all possible and to Care for Wild Africa for the incredible work that you do in taking care of these orphans. #race4rhino 

Baby Rhino OZ
(Meaning of Oz – strength, powerful, courage)
Rehabilitation Program includes milk formula, glucose, lactate, protein soluble, diatoms, stress pack, adco climitidine, vigamox, milton tablets, dry feeds, teats, gas and daily houseing fee.