RESCUED RHINOS @ HESC
Contribute towards the Rescued Rhinos (including orphans and rehabiltated rhinos which have survived the ordeal of being poached). The rhino sanctuary is in dire need of a security system to enable our team of support staff to protect these very vulerable animals. Through fostering a rhino, YOU can make a difference!
Our orphaned Rhinos are in need of a regular diet of special formulated milk, veterinary care, costly medicines and continuous nurturing to ensure their survival.
Please Help To Feed Us
We currently have nine young rhino orphans in our care – Gertije, Matimba, Stompie, Balu, Khulula, Olivia, Nhlanhla, Lula and Esme. Add to this our four survivors, Lion’s Den, Dingle Dell, Philippa and Ike, and you have the need for 500 bales of lucerne per month at a cost of ZAR110.00 (US$8.00/ GBP6.00) per bale, this is fast becoming a cost we are challenged to meet. Can you help us?
The advanced medical techniques required to cure and maintain the severed horns of our surviving rhinos, together with the constant monitoring and tight security measures required are very costly.
FOSTER A RHINO
Balu is the second oldest of our rhinos and a mischievous little rascal.
With Lions Den, known as the mother of the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC project
A friendly little soul whose best friend is David the Anatolian shepherd.
Orphaned as result of poaching, Gertjie is a gentle giant and loving as can be.
A poaching survivor who found the love of his life at HESC.
Khulula came to HESC as the orphaned calf who had lost her mother to poachers.
With Dingle Dell, known as the mother of the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC project
Timid and traumatised when she arrived, she’s now the feisty leader of a crash of six.
Inseparable from Gertjie and as gentle and as curious as his brother.
Our youngest bull, but with the temperament of a full grown bull he likes to be in control.
Our oldest orphaned cow who is gentle and loving towards man and best
Philippa found refuge at HESC after her mother died in a poaching incident
Another of our gentle giants despite the trauma of having his tail chewed off by hyenas