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Friday, 7 July 2017   /   published in Rhinos

A 10 year old makes Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for Rhino Conservation!

Posted by Tyler Leigh Vivier 

Hunter Mitchell started a Rhino Awareness Campaign that has been embraced across the globe, he has been named one of the Top 200 South Africans of 2017!

Hunter Mitchell is only 10 years old and has already become one of the Top 200 South Africans to follow. Hunter started working with orphaned Rhinos when he heard about a baby that had been abandoned by it’s mother. Moved by this he decided to start raising funds to help care for the baby Rhino.
Since then he has been educating the world about Rhino and the importance in saving them. More recently he was awake before the crack of dawn on a school day to have a Skype session with a class in Japan. He taught the children all about Rhinos. The class prepared presentations on the subject and raised R5,000.00 towards Hunter’s selected beneficiary, the Saving Private Rhino initiative.

“Just last week I was up at 5am chatting to a class in Japan, telling them special stories about my first-hand experience of how precious these animals are and that it is okay to say no to rhino horn.”

“I hope these talks end up as dinner-table discussions and that youth will start policing adults about the rhino horn trade, just like they would about running a red light or wearing a seatbelt!”
Hunter is the ambassador for Saving Private Rhino and works at South Africa’s first Rhino Orphanage when ever he can.
“I have always loved the amazing wildlife all over the planet, especially in Africa. In South Africa we are so privileged to be home to some of the world’s most incredible animals. It is sadly no secret that our rhino are in serious trouble.”