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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.

Breakfast time at Care for Wild!

Petronel with her “Tree of Life”

Meet poaching survivor, Thandi

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.

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.

Meet poaching survivor, Thandi

Investec Rhino Lifeline’s very roots are in Rescue. Here, Dr William Fowlds, a founding member, is pictured with poaching survivor Thandi in 2013. Thandi has since borne two calves, showing the impact that rescuing just one rhino can have.

 

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 over R30,000 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 over R30,000 for the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary.

 

Our partners in rescue are:

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Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary

Investec Rhino Lifeline and Care for Wild came together in September 2016 in a partnership to raise awareness and funds for World Rhino Day. We were introduced by Major Gen. Johan Jooste, Commanding Officer Special Projects, SANPARKS and the Good Work Foundation, and this essential cause warmed our hearts. Care for Wild is run by a passionate conservationist, Petronel Nieuwoudt - its mission: to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release the rhino in their care.
Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary is a registered not for profit organisation, NPO 149-348

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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

The centre cares for rhinos orphaned and injured by poaching in the Kruger National Park and surrounding private reserves. HESC is born out of the passion of two remarkable women, Lente and Adine Roode, who continue to manage it. As a non-profit, all funds go towards ensuring the survival of endangered animal species. In addition to the rhino orphanage, HESC is involved in education, treatment and rehabilitation of wild animals, anti-poaching initiatives, breeding of endangered species and tourism.
HESC is a project of the Wildlife Conservation Trust, IT586/2015 (G) PBO 930 049 115

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‘The rhino that come in are normally animals that have been poached, and very badly hurt and traumatised – and that you just HAVE to care for.’

Lente Roode, Owner & Director, HESC

 

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.

 
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‘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

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EFT option: Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, Standard Bank, Acc 131 989 847, Sort code 05-10-01

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EFT option: Wildlife Conservation Trust, Investec, Acc 50011491897, Sort code 58-01-05

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