It’s imperative that we as South African’s take charge in conserving our wildlife. LottoStar has come together with Good Morning Angels by donating R100,000 in contributions from How Lucky Can You Get? competition with Jacaranda Fm to The Rhino Orphanage.
Year after year our rhinos are under increasing threats from poaching for monetary purposes.
This is where The Rhino Orphanage comes in to save the day. The Rhino Orphanage is a registered non-profit organization based in Limpopo and founded by Arrie van Deventer in 2012. The orphanage is a non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos, with the aim to release the rhinos into the wild once they are ready and healthy.
The Rhino Orphanage was created due to the lack of specialized places to specifically rear baby rhinos who have been orphaned because of the current poaching crisis, because of this the orphanage incurs huge monthly costs to maintain the security of the animals, and so much more.
Baby rhinos suckle for two years, because of this, they need be bottle-fed with a special formula and be kept in heat-controlled environments for some time. The orphanage absorbs all the costs for the first 4-5 years of the baby rhino’s life. When they turn 5, they are relocated.
Additionally, the orphanage is also chipping and tracking the injured animals they have received.
Conservation is expensive to maintain, therefore as LottoStar we are pleased to donate R100,000 in contributions from our How Lucky Can You Get? competition with Jacaranda Fm to the amazing Rhino Orphanage.
If you would like to support or help in any way, please visit The Rhino Orphanage donate page.