We support 2 rhino orphanages in undisclosed locations and protected by excellent security protocols. The orphanages are closed to the public and are not marketed for the safety of the rhino orphans.
Currently there are numerous white rhinos and black rhinos in the orphanages that have been raised from tiny calves (exact numbers are not published here due to security concerns). All individuals come from poaching incidents.
There are stringent step-wise protocols in place to allow for the rhinos to be rewilded and ultimately be released back into the area they originally come from as far as possible. The orphanages have already successfully rewilded and returned numerous white and black rhino orphans back into the wild from this programme.
Rhinos are an iconic species with great importance to the ecosystem. It is important that we protect this species. As poaching incidents continue, so does the need for orphans to be rescued and fed. Our strategy is to support the orphanage with the necessary food for each age stage and species, so conservationists can concentrate on other aspects of saving rhinos. This includes Ubuntu Wildlife Trust making direct purchases from the supplier and having it delivered to the orphanage and removing the extra workload and concern over supply for staff so they can better focus their skills on the rhinos themselves.
Ubuntu Wildlife Trust will continue to support the Rhino Orphanages through this feeding programme by supplying food each month.