Photo Credit: The Rhino Orphanage

The rhino orphans at the famous Rhino Orphanage are about to stretch their legs like never before; the sanctuary has been gifted 4,800 hectares of land to use for rehabilitation of the species.


Undisclosed Location (07 December 2021) – This Christmas, the rhinos at The Rhino Orphanage are in for a real treat! The organisation launched a fund to cover the costs of adding 4,800 hectares of pristine land to their sanctuary!

This amount of land will mean so much more for the rhino orphans as well as their futures. The team are calling it Project Paradise. The land itself has been donated to the organisation but they will need to establish the new orphanage there and that will be at their own cost.

“We have been offered the opportunity to set up a rhino sanctuary like no other. Where we only have 80 hectares of land for our orphans currently, this amazing area will provide 4800 hectares of beautiful, bountiful bush. It means freedom for the rhino orphans at an early stage, growing wilder and stronger, living like they were supposed to before our own species took away everything.”

“We need funding to move and re-build our orphanage, we need as many kind hearts to donate and help us to give these Survivors this paradise. A place where they can flourish, be safe, reproduce and help to save a species that is now hovering at the brink of total demise. Please donate – no amount is too small. The costs are huge to construct new bomas, camps and overnight rooms and revamp the existing buildings. But we know we can do it because everyone that follows and supports us want to save rhinos as much as we do.”

The initial fundraising goal is $50,000. The organisation, which is supported by both local and international donors, set up the fund on Donor Box to help reach their international audience easily however, local donors can simply reach out for the relevant banking details to do a more direct donation.

The funds will be used as follows:

  • A new water provision system
  • A revamp of the current “response and arrival room” – This is where new orphans are taken
  • Construction of the The Rhino Hotel (overnight rooms)
  • The Rhino Kitchen
  • Rhino Nursery and Daycare (camp & boma system)
  • Special Needs Rhinos (camp system)
  • The Rhino Hospital (Clinic & medical facility)
  • Paradise – the overall project.

The team are encouraging people to use this opportunity to buy a charitable gift for a loved one. They have even sweetened the deal for anyone that does donate.

“If you are looking for a meaningful Christmas GIFT 🎁 for a loved one or friend why don’t you go check out the project on the link below. All donations will go towards rebuilding the rhino orphanage in a rhino paradise – 4800 hectares of pristine land. Choose which part of the project you would like to support on behalf of your nature-crazy, animal-loving, rhino-mad friend or family member and we will send you a SPECIAL personalized rhino 🦏Christmas certificate for them. Give a gift that will make a difference & gather no dust.”

Sources: Rhino Orphanage /
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