Thanks to public kindness we have acquired the life-saving Capnograph below for the baby Rhinos.
A Capnograph is a critically important piece of medical diagnostic equipment that measures Blood oxygenation levels. In saving the lives of traumatized rhinos, this unit can be of tremendous help in early detection of Pneumonia. Undiagnosed Pneumonia, or if it is diagnosed too late, can be fatal in rhinos, as they are extremely vulnerable to pulmonary stress.
Only a few short years ago, there was no indication of the present rates of poaching that would take place. Rhino Mommies with small babies are easy targets, because they refuse to leave the baby’s side. This resulted in more Rhino Orphans than what anybody ever expected. There was no precedent, and everything had to be learnt as it went along.
It still is a learning curve every single day. It is only through losing rhinos that we now know how important it is to have a diagnostic tool like this. Early detection can mean life. Even if one rhino were saved by having this Capnograph handy, it would be totally worth it, a hundred times over.
The Capnograph Unit is small and portable, which means that it will be taken directly to the site of the stricken rhino, and can be used to monitor the levels from first treatment. A tube is fed down one nostril during use of the unit. It is not a luxury; it is an absolute necessity in helping to save the lives of these rhinos.
Also purchased Anti-Poaching uniforms for the Rangers pictured below who protect the babies as well as food which we have just delivered to them.
You can make a difference in the lives of some Orphaned Baby Rhinos, contribute to our Wild Dog Project or help with equipment for the Rangers who protect our Wildlife.
WHWF is appealing for your help by donating to specifically assist us in supplying food, milk and other items needed for the care of Rhino Orphans and other Wildlife in need. Also you can help us equip the brave Rangers who protect our Wildlife.
You can donate via the donate button on the top of the page or via Bank transfer below. Use "#WHWF" as your reference.
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Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
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WILD HEART WILD DOG PROJECT
Ongoing funding needed to purchase supplies for Rhino Orphans & their Caregivers
You can make a difference in the lives of some Orphaned Baby Rhinos!
WHWF are appealing for your help by donating to specifically assist us in supplying food, milk and other items needed for the care of Rhino Orphans from all over South Africa.
These Orphaned Rhino Babies need consistent care and ongoing love and nurturing to enable them to survive and flourish in the wake of the tragedies they've experienced.
The amazingly dedicated people who care for these precious babies also need our support, there are various items on the wishlist that are desperately needed.
We are also in desperate need of uniforms, night vision glasses, back packs, boots and handcuffs for the Anti-Poaching Rangers who take care of security for the Rhinos.
Please consider giving so that we can continue helping.
We cannot do it without you!
We will be, with your support, purchasing as many items from the wishlist below, as possible, and delivering it directly to where it is most needed.
WISH-LIST FOR THE RHINO ORPHANS
General & Food Requirements:
- Clover skim milk powder: 50 kg per week
- Brown rice: 1 kg per week
- Apple juice without preservatives: used with new arrivals
- Honey: 300 ml per month
- Table salt: 1 kg per week
- Glucose powder: 500 g per week
- Bicarbonate of soda: 500 g per month
- Dettol/Savlon: 1 lt per week
- Dish washing liquid: 5 ltrs per week
- Multi-purpose cleaner: 2 ltrs per week
- Washing powder: 5 kg per week
- Kettle cleaner: one box per week
- Cleaning cloths: 10 per month
- Rubber gloves: 2 pairs per week
- Refuse bags: 10 per week
- Bleach: 2 ltrs per week
- Latex gloves: 1 box per month
- Milton disinfecting fluid: 300 mls per week
- Toilet paper rolls: 10 per week
- Q20 spray: 1 can per week
- Hard-bristle brushes: 2 per month
- Brooms: 1 per month
- Stationary cupboard
- 12 x Back-Packs for field-work
- Night vision field glasses
- Full camouflage uniforms
Veterinary pharmacy requirements:
- Denkavit calf milk replacer: 25 kg per month
- Protexin premium or soluble: 1 bucket per week
- Calostrum Biomel-plus: 1 bucket per 2 weeks
- Oral electrolytes: to prepare 10 lts per day
- Antimicrobial spray for wounds: 1 can per month
- Adult IV drip sets
- Virkon disinfectant: 1 bucket per 2 weeks
- Carmino+ sachets
- Omega oil
- Syringes: 1, 3, 5, 10, 50 ml
- Jackets for staff and volunteers, different sizes
- Infrared light bulbs 175w: 1 per month
- Utility vehicle: very needed to check rhino camps (fences, water troughs, tracks), drop off rubbish, collect feed, etc. URGENT
- Silent generator: as a power back-up especially in rainy season when power is unpredictable. We need power to run lights, infrared lights and fans on rhinos rooms, fridges containing rhino feed.
- Cold room: the rhinos go through large amounts of milk and we need to store the milk powder properly to ensure it won’t be affected by variable temperatures
- Thick rope, 55-gallon drums, chains: part of the enrichment program to elaborate objects to keep rhinos busy and stimulate natural behaviours
- Equipment: lighting & surge protection
- Espresso machine
- Camera traps
- Food thermometer
- Bush cutter
- Linen for volunteers accommodation.
- Luxury filter cartridge
- Toner for brother HL-2130 printer
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation has to date supplied a significant portion of supplies to Rhino Orphanages in South Africa, including around 800 Kilo's (1,750 lbs) of milk powder, specialized food and health supplies, as well as other desperately needed equipment such as shovels, spades, rakes and cleaning materials - all required to keep the orphanages operational.
You can also click on the Dodo page image below to read more about the Orphanage and our last visit.
As part of the Operation RhinoOrphanCare campaign, we are appealing for your help for the Anti-Poaching Unit that protects our Orphan Rhinos and other Wildlife who are in desperate need of supplies to enable them to do their work efficiently.
General Notice on Ethical Fundraising For Conservation.
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation will not use funds that are donated by the Public to then be donated to another NPO where further costs would be incurred. We will only use your funds for direct payment to suppliers for items needed to directly help the specific wildlife at risk.
Lunga, Faith & Matthew enjoying the sun after a good mud bath..
Shaka the Black Rhino after a good feeding of Milk & Carer Jamie preparing Kabelo'smilk..
Below are the Wonderful caregivers at The Rhino Orphanage
The video below is of the Rhino Orphans Lunga and Faith enjoying a mud bath at 'The Rhino Orphanage' where Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation were fortunate enough to purchase & deliver much needed Milk and other supplies through the generous continued support from the public. Thank you..
The short video below shows two of the rhino orphans that Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation were able to help through the direct purchasing of milk powder as a result of the public's generous donations. The "Saving The Survivors" organization have been assisting with these animals for quite some time so were very pleased to give further support with a cause that we're all so passionate about.
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization that is continually researching trusted beneficiaries.
All funds raised will go directly to help Anti poaching units, wild animal sanctuaries, orphanages and rehabilitation centers in Africa. We will also be funding desperately needed equipment to assist park rangers so they are better able to perform their duties in protecting wildlife.
We are working diligently to ensure that all funds raised will go to worthy causes for those most in need, to help in the protection and conservation of African wildlife.
It is our mission to make sure that WHWF maintains full transparency in all campaigns that we are involved in so that you may feel secure in your decision to help or raise awareness with any of our fund raising projects.
We also encourage you to give your input and ideas for future campaigns and projects that would help or benefit African wildlife in need.
Please mail us with any questions or suggestions using our 'contact us' page.
Thank you, our wildlife are looking forward to your future support.