Rescue

Rescue and care of orphaned rhino

Every rhino counts. When rhino mothers are poached, young calves are left orphaned, injured, and at risk from predator attack. Investec Rhino Lifeline supports the rescue of orphans by partnering with experts who can rehabilitate and eventually release them into well protected areas of the wild.

Back in the wild

One of our rescue partners, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), recently released two rhino orphaned by poaching. The two rhino arrived at HESC aged 1 – 3 months, and now, at 5 years old, have walked free into the reserve.

"To see them released into the wild now, after all they've been through... it's an incredible feeling. It makes all our work worthwhile," says Janelle Genis, vet's assistant who rescued Gertjie.

"To see them released into the wild now, after all they've been through... it's an incredible feeling. It makes all our work worthwhile," says Janelle Genis, vet's assistant who rescued Gertjie.

Free again

Petronel with her “Tree of Life”

Breakfast time at Care for Wild!

Free again

Gertjie and Matimba free to roam in the wild, after 5 years of care and rehabilitation at HESC.

Petronel with her “Tree of Life”

At Care For Wild each rhino who comes into the centre is depicted on the so called "Tree of Life." Each rhino has a different eating and medicating routine.

Breakfast time at Care for Wild!

When a very young orphan comes into the centre, they need to be fed with a high potency milk formula. As they grow up, the carers reduce the human imprint on the rhino, as much as possible.

Watch as Investec employee, Lessing, went from running the London marathon to the Care for Wild Sanctuary where he got up close and personal to his cause. Lessing raised nearly £1,900 for the sanctuary.

Watch as Investec employee, Lessing, went from running the London marathon to the Care for Wild Sanctuary where he got up close and personal to his cause. Lessing raised nearly £1,900 for the sanctuary.

Lente Roode
“The responsibility is huge, and when we get sponsorship like we get from Investec, we can do so much more”

Lente Roode, HESC founder and MD

Find out how one woman's passion and single-mindedness to save orphaned rhinos resulted in a rhino sanctuary that just keeps growing.

Find out how one woman's passion and single-mindedness to save orphaned rhinos resulted in a rhino sanctuary that just keeps growing.

Director Care for Wild image
‘The name Investec Rhino Lifeline makes sense, because I’ve seen the rhino hanging on for dear life. And I know I can’t do this alone. I need good partners and good friendships.’

Petronel Nieuwoudt, Director, Care for Wild

Watch as Investec employee, Lessing, went from the streets of London to the Care for Wild Sanctuary where he got up close and personal to his cause. We are delighted that Lessing raised more than £1,600 for the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary.

Watch as Investec employee, Lessing, went from the streets of London to the Care for Wild Sanctuary where he got up close and personal to his cause. We are delighted that Lessing raised more than £1,600 for the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary.

Interested in donating or learning more about our work with rhino?

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Investec Rhino Lifeline supports our rescue partners by raising awareness, funds and donations for rhino injured or orphaned by poaching. All funds go directly to our partners with no admin fees. You can donate by selecting your chosen beneficiary below.

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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

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All funds donated to HESC through Investec are allocated only to rhino in their care. HESC is supported by the Wildlife Conservation Trust.