Help a Rhino Baby this Xmas!
Supplying The Rhino Orphanage with everything they could possible need, is an on-going project which we work on continuously, and with the greatest of love. To look at some of the work that we’ve done in the past for The Rhino Babies, click here: Rhino Orphan Care.
To support #RhinoOrphanCare, you can Donate here. (Ref : RhinoOrphans)
Several times a year, and every December, we load our truck to the brim with whatever The Rhino Orphanage needs most. We work off their wish-list, and it’s always personal challenge to see how many of these life-saving items we can supply. (Last December, we did this for the Rhino Babies: Dec 2019, and in the middle of South Africa’s strictest countrywide Lock Down, we delivered the following: TRO LockDown)
This year, the Rhino Babies need, as always, loads of Protexin – a probiotic supplement that saves lives by fixing stressed Rhino Baby Tummies. We need to take at least 10 x 1kg tubs, as they use quite a lot, especially with newly orphaned Rhino Babies. (+-USD 35ea)
Also on their list is a pole syringe, which we can purchase complete for around ZAR4000 (USD 250). This handy piece of veterinary hardware is used to inject medicine when it is dangerous to get too close to a distressed animal. It is on every true Rehab’s secret wish list. We would like to help keep both the staff and animals safe by supplying this awesome piece of equipment.
An aluminium drip stand is required, to hold life-saving IV hydration fluid; industrial wheelbarrows to clean up after the adorable little grey unicorns, and cart dry food around. An LED spotlight will help with night-time rescues and emergencies. A decent construction-type lamp costs around ZAR 2000 (USD125).
As usual, there is a myriad other things required to keep the babies alive and make it easier for the staff to care for them. This includes special veterinary wound wrap and disinfectant, jugs and buckets for mixing milk and medicine, dust masks, fly bait stations, and loads of laboratory consumables. General paper wipes (garage rolls), 1-ply Toilet Paper, washing powder for Rhino Baby blankets, all cleaning products – all of these things are used on an on-going basis. Very important, is the de-worming and anti-tick treatments for the anti-poaching dogs, keeping the ones who protect the Rhino Babies healthy too!
Last but not least, we would obviously like to also take the angel caregivers some treats for Xmas, to thank them for their tireless devotion in keeping these precious babies alive.
Please help make our Xmas wish for the Rhino Orphans come true, by making a Donation here.
Over the past 5 years, Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation has supplied Millions of Rands’ worth of Capital Equipment, Medicine, Food and Consumables to The Rhino Orphanage. We believe in their passion, and that every Rhino Baby deserves to be given the very best chance of survival. We will continue to support The Rhino Orphanage in every way possible, so that they can focus on what they do best – saving Rhino lives.
As always, we ensure that our donors know exactly where their loving donations have been used, by providing feedback and pictures of all we are doing.
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation is a registered NPO (Non-Profit Organization) and PBO (Public Beneficiary Organization) based in South Africa. You can read more About Us here.
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