Little Mpho has been at the Rhino Orphanage for four months now and she is growing so fast; this is how much she has grown since arriving at the orphanage.


Undisclosed Location, South Africa (31 October 2023) – Mpho arrived at the Rhino Orphanage on the 12th of June 2023, she was far too young to be alone and yet, she survived and was found by rangers at a private reserve. Transported to the orphanage, she has now been there for 4 months and is growing fast and strong.

The team shared that a young rhino typically gains around 1kg a day, reaching around 400 kg by the time it turns one year old.

Mpho has been a fiery, spunky and cheeky young gal who has left the team and supporters in a constant state of smiles, joy and laughter.

In early October, Mpho had her first mud wallow, a bought of rains where The Rhino Orphanage is located, created a muddy patch. Mpho found the first muddy spot and had her first-ever mud wallow. The team were over the moon as they watched her natural instincts kick in.

As she grows, she is figuring out how to be a rhino. Her strength will become her greatest asset and soon she will be old enough and strong enough to meet other rhinos. A moment we are sure is going to earn a story of its own.

To keep this growing gal fed and happy, the team have various ways you can get involved. To play a role in Mpho’s life, or the lives of the other rhinos at the orphanages, check out the website here.

Sources: The Rhino Orphanage
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