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Securing the Waterberg – Apr 2024

Securing the Waterberg – Apr 2024

  • Securing the Waterberg – Apr 2024
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES

Rhinos are still facing unprecedented threats from poaching all over South Africa and the Waterberg is no exception. The Waterberg Landscape Alliance is commited to protecting the rhinos of the Waterberg and have been able to limit rhino poaching in the Waterberg to 2% of the country’s total. However the sophistication now seen in poaching demands innovative solutions.  Baby Rhino Rescue is committed to helping the WLA and has donated funds for additional security measures.

Smart Security – Apr 2024

Smart Security – Apr 2024

  • Smart Security – Apr 2024
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
ADDITIONAL SECURITY FOR A UNIQUE PROPERTY

The Dinokeng Game Reserve is a unique reserve formed by combining state owned property and privately owned plots to form the DGR. At ten years old, it has the potential to become a model for future conservation where people and wild animals live in harmony. And it is on the way to prove itself as an example for successful transformation with so far more than 800 permanent jobs created for people living in the adjoining communities. The DGR is a Big Five game reserve and hosts both white and black rhino populations. To protect these rhinos they have an anti-poaching team that consists of rangers, dogs and dog handlers. With the increase in poaching, they approached Baby Rhino Rescue for help with additional technologies to monitor and detect illegal poaching activities within the reserve. We are very pleased to announce this new partner and are committed to keeping their rhinos safe!

Milk and “Lollies” for a Month – Apr 2024

Milk and “Lollies” for a Month – Apr 2024

  • Milk and “Lollies” for a Month – Apr 2024
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Program Foundation
NUTRITION FOR TWO ORPHANS

Through a generous donation from the Wags and Menace Make a Difference Program Foundation, orphan babies Daisy and Zuri are eating well. The donation will fund a month’s worth of milk and “lollies” for the two rhinos at Care for Wild Sanctuary. Our deep thanks go out to Wags and Menace Foundation and it’s CEO Cindy Lee for being a dedicated friend to baby rhinos.

New Main Entrance Gate – March 2024

New Main Entrance Gate – March 2024

  • New Main Entrance Gate – March 2024
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
NEW GATE FOR MORE PROTECTION

Baby Rhino Rescue has funded the installation of a new mechanical gate at the main entrance to a private game reserve that we work with. The gate is also enhanced with a solar-powered video camera which records all movement through the day. The video camera is connected to a monitor inside the property, so all comings and goings are closely watched and the integrity of the gate can be ensured. This donation was “a game changer” for the property, and it’s all because of you, our dedicated donors!

Milk for Orphaned Rhinos – Feb 2024

Milk for Orphaned Rhinos – Feb 2024

  • Milk for Orphaned Rhinos – Feb 2024
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation

CRITICAL MILK FOR BABIES

Once again Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation has made a generous donation to provide milk for the orphaned rhinos at our partner, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. These donations of milk are critical for the care and rehabilitation of young orphaned rhinos as they adapt to life without their mother. Thank you, Cindy Lee, Founder of Wags and Menace, for your continued support!

Ranger Training – Feb 2024

Ranger Training – Feb 2024

  • Ranger Training – Feb 2024
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    BRR donors
SUPPORTING A VITAL PIECE IN RHINO PROTECTION

Baby Rhino Rescue is proud to support our first partner, Care for Wild, with ranger training. The intensive 3 month residential course includes learning crucial skills like First Aid (Levels 1-3), basic plant identification, observation, patrolling with hand signals, tracking, and team coordination. Participants undergo practical patrolling, attend lectures on dangerous animals and threatened species, and gain knowledge in animal spoor, weapon use, fire and movement, communication with radios, night navigation, and ethical evidence collection respecting suspect rights.

Clostridium Vaccines – Jan 2024

Clostridium Vaccines – Jan 2024

  • Clostridium Vaccines – Jan 2024
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
PROTECTION FROM BACTERIA

Through our partner Rhino Connect, we funded the administration of vaccinations against the Clostridium bacteria to all the rhinos at a sanctuary we support. The recent death of the pregnant surrogate southern white rhino from clostridium highlights the great importance of vaccinating rhinos from this bacteria. We can’t afford to lose any more rhinos, which is why preventative measures supported by your donations are so vital.

Security Measures – Dec 2023

Security Measures – Dec 2023

  • Security Measures – Dec 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
MORE PROTECTION AT A KEY CONSERVATION AREA

Baby Rhino Rescue has had an excellent association with Marataba Conservation. They have a significant population of white and black rhinos and we are committed to keeping them safe! Equipping Marataba with additional security measures is part of our commitment to save the rhino from extinction.

Rhino Relocation – Nov 2023

Rhino Relocation – Nov 2023

  • Rhino Relocation – Nov 2023
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    BRR donors
TWELVE RHINOS RELOCATED

Because a private rhino owner ran out of money, he needed his twelve rhinos to be taken off his hands. This story is sadly not unusual. Baby Rhino Rescue stepped in and provided the funding to have the rhinos transported to a sanctuary for safe keeping. When the rhinos were off-loaded, the owner wept. But they are safe, and we thank donors for that.

Rewilding Billy – Oct 2023

Rewilding Billy – Oct 2023

  • Rewilding Billy – Oct 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
A 30-YO BULL RHINO RETURNED TO THE WILD

Billy had spent 28 months recovering from a bullet wound. He was finally ready to go back into the wild, but because of his size, moving him required a crane. This made moving costs astronomical for his owner. Baby Rhino Rescue, through Rhino Connect, stepped up to make it possible. Billy is now home and ranging free.

Private Rhino Owner Support – July-Sept 2023

Private Rhino Owner Support – July-Sept 2023

  • Private Rhino Owner Support – July-Sept 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
FOOD, VET SUPPORT, AND FUEL

We donate to our partner Rhino Connect every month, so funds can be distributed quickly and efficiently. Over the past three months we funded horn trimming, fuel for a bathawk and an anti-poaching unit, veterinary expenses, and food at multiple private rhino owner reserves.

Traditional Medicine for Rhino Protection – Sept 2023

Traditional Medicine for Rhino Protection – Sept 2023

  • Traditional Medicine for Rhino Protection – Sept 2023
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    BRR donors
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

We funded the work of a traditional healer – a sangoma – at a special private game reserve. Typically, poachers meet with sangomas before they leave to poach, participating in rituals that bring luck and provide protection. Our goal is to protect rhinos using traditional medicines and applying them in areas where the poachers are active. When news travels within local communities that a sangoma has been active, the poachers will almost certainly not want to enter that area.

Nationwide Security System – August 2023

  • Nationwide Security System – August 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
APPREHENDING POACHERS

Baby Rhino Rescue has been working with a key partner – comprised of top intelligence operatives – who are now working exclusively for wildlife and using all their savvy acquired from a career in governmental intelligence. This work is part of the nationwide security system that we have been involved with all year. With luck it will be completed by the end of 2023 and we will have yet another way to find and apprehend poachers.

Strategic Security – July 2023

Strategic Security – July 2023

  • Strategic Security – July 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
KEEPING MORE RHINOS SAFE

As the poaching crisis continues, we are committed to supporting all of our partners as they fight for the survival of their rhinos. Additional strategic security measures, covering a large area in the Khamab Game Reserve and the surrounding area, were added. All alerts trigger the anti-poaching teams as well as South African law enforcement.  Our security to date has been responsible for apprehending two poaching gangs that were operational in the north and south of the reserve.  These poachers are currently behind bars and awaiting trial.

Food for a Month for All Rhinos – July 2023

Food for a Month for All Rhinos – July 2023

  • Food for a Month for All Rhinos – July 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
ESSENTIAL NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING

We are proud to be funding all of the food for all of the rhinos at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary for an entire month. This means milk for five babies, teff (hay) and lucerne (alfalfa) for 25 sub adults and supplemental winter feed for the 50 rhinos who are living in the protected zone. Care For Wild has been carrying out impactful work on the ground, including providing necessary nutrition and supplemental feeding to rhinos who have been adversely affected by recent winter months. With Baby Rhino Rescue’s support, they can make significant strides in ensuring the well-being of these magnificent creatures.

Treatment for Little Sampson – June 2023

Treatment for Little Sampson – June 2023

  • Treatment for Little Sampson – June 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE RHINO OWNERS

Through our partnership with Rhino Connect, our donations helped pay for veterinary treatment of a young rhino bull who recovered nicely and was released into a bigger area where he can graze naturally. We also supplied funding for air support at a property where shots were heard. A rhino bull was wounded but the injury was not life threatening. Our continued support of Rhino Connect gives the private rhino owners the help they need quickly and efficiently.

Rhino Collaring at Marataba Conservation – June 2023

Rhino Collaring at Marataba Conservation – June 2023

  • Rhino Collaring at Marataba Conservation – June 2023
  • DONATION
    Mothers for Mothers Silent Auction and BRR donors
MORE PROTECTION FOR RHINO MOMS

With funds from our Mother’s Day fundraiser, Baby Rhino Rescue was able to donate ten AI collars to Marataba Conservation Camps in the Waterberg. We attended the collaring of five rhino mothers with calves (and most likely pregnant again), two single cows and three dominant bulls. They can now be monitored and kept safe because of our wonderful donors.

Veterinary Care for Private Rhino Owners – Jan-May 2023

Veterinary Care for Private Rhino Owners – Jan-May 2023

  • Veterinary Care for Private Rhino Owners – Jan-May 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
WOUND CARE FOR RHINOS

Through our partner Rhino Connect, we provided veterinary care to two private rhino owners. One 4-year-old female rhino was injured during a relocation but after treatment, is now grazing happily with her new family. In another reserve, a calf broke through a fence and sustained an injury. Our funding provided the necessary care she needed.

Security for the Middle of South Africa – March 2023

Security for the Middle of South Africa – March 2023

  • Security for the Middle of South Africa – March 2023
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    BRR donors
COUNTRYWIDE SECURITY SURVEILLANCE

BRR is funding a strategic security system in this area of the country. This will secure four private rhino properties and a provincial game reserve in the region. It will also provide essential security data for intelligence working to keep wildlife safe across the whole of South Africa. The first security point will be at a strategic juncture, sending information to anti-poaching units and law enforcement in the area.

Additional Waterberg Security – Feb 2023

Additional Waterberg Security – Feb 2023

  • Additional Waterberg Security – Feb 2023
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
ESSENTIAL UPGRADING OF KEY SECURITY POINTS

Baby Rhino Rescue is funding the next level of security systems for our game reserve in the Waterberg region. This is significant because as we make this particular property safe, we make the entire area safe. This is a key area for white and black rhinos in South Africa and therefore the world. The security consists of “points” in different strategic areas that relay essential security information to the anti-poaching units and law enforcement in the area. These security points are very effective and have been responsible for the information leading to the arrest of two poachers who, with their teams, have poached many rhinos.

Milk, Milk and More Milk – May 2023

Milk, Milk and More Milk – May 2023

  • Milk, Milk and More Milk – May 2023
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We are so very lucky to have the continued support of the Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation. The foundation and its founder Cindy Lee have been a continued supporter over the years. The donations provide funding for milk and medicine for orphaned baby rhinos at the Care for Wild rhino sanctuary where they are definitely “making a difference!”

Anti-poaching Security – Dec 2022

Anti-poaching Security – Dec 2022

  • Anti-poaching Security – Dec 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors

ANTI-POACHING SUPPORT

When poaching was seen practically on Khamab Game Reserve’s doorstep, we stepped in! We provided funding for the entire year of 2022. This includes guard salaries, uniforms, rations, fuel for vehicles, equipment, and more. We aim to keep the 100-plus rhinos here, and all of the other animals, safe!

Air Support – Oct 2022

Air Support – Oct 2022

  • Air Support – Oct 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
ANTI-POACHING AIR PATROLS

Through our partner Rhino Connect, Baby Rhino Rescue has provided funding for helicopter time for a variety of situations.

* We funded helicopter flying time for anti-poaching patrols in the Northwest part of South Africa. An injured young elephant was spotted on this patrol and rescued, so unexpectedly we were also able to help another species!

* We were able to provide anti-poaching helicopter support in the Gravelot region of the country.

* We provided funding for fuel to a private farm in the Northwest part of the country so they could attend to patrols via road and aerial bat-hawks!

*  When an early morning call was received that a gunshot was heard in the Limpopo region, we enabled aerial surveillance. Thankfully after foot, anti-poaching dog, and air monitoring, all rhinos were accounted for. However, gunshots and cut fences were reported on a property close by. We enabled an all-security mobilization of the area and two teams of dog (K9) units. After a 36-hour hunt, everybody stood down, and the count of rhinos started. Thankfully there were no poached rhinos there!

Meds & Milk – June 2022

Meds & Milk – June 2022

  • Meds & Milk – June 2022
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation
HEALTH AND NUTRITION FOR RHINO BABIES

Another extremely generous donation from Wags and Menace will provide funding for medicine and milk for four orphaned babies at Care for Wild Sanctuary. Thank you once again Wags and Menace for your continued support!

Veterinary Help – Oct 2022

Veterinary Help – Oct 2022

  • Veterinary Help – Oct 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
PROVIDING URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Baby Rhino Rescue is one of the few organizations that help private rhino owners (PROs) with their expenses. And since 75% of South Africa’s rhinos are in their hands, they are a very important piece of the puzzle. With our partner Rhino Connect, we aid these heroes every month.

* BRR provided funding for wildlife veterinarian Dr. Boshoff to assist with the relocation of two young white rhino bulls. This relocation was not related to poachers – a more mature bull rhino was bullying them and had already killed a younger rhino! They were darted and moved for their safety.

* We were able to come to the aid of an injured black rhino in the Limpopo area by offering veterinary funding.

* We funded the treatment of Junior, an injured rhino in the Bela-Bela area. He had two untreated festering gunshot wounds. Junior was unable to walk properly, but after having the bullets removed, he is on his way to recovery.

* BRR funded the work of veterinarian Dr. Beverley in treating another injured rhino in the Bela-Bela area. He was struggling with a previously treated wound.

Project Inoculations – Sept 2022

Project Inoculations – Sept 2022

  • Project Inoculations – Sept 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
VACCINES FOR RHINOS

Baby Rhino Rescue is committed to keeping all of the rhinos healthy at our Kalihari partner’s reserve. We once again funded the yearly inoculation program which included 15 hours of helicopter time and all medical supplies needed for the vaccinations. This will protect the rhinos from a bacterial infection that can be deadly!

Golf Day – Sept 2022

Golf Day – Sept 2022

  • Golf Day – Sept 2022
  • DONATION
    Golf Day attendees and donors
A SMASHING SUCCESS FOR RHINO SAFETY!

With 400,000 hectares, The Waterberg is South Africa’s biggest wildlife area outside of Kruger National Park. What makes it so vital is that with 2,000 or more rhinos, it is the biggest concentration of rhinos in the country now. The area is circled by layers of security and no rhinos are being poached! BRR Founder Helena Kriel and SA director Karina Suter attended the Save the Waterberg Rhino gathering in March 2022 and learned that one remaining area in the Waterberg is not protected, and this area makes the entire region vulnerable. Our mission was clear — raise money to protect this area! BRR reached out to our friends Conserv Earth and the two organizations planned a splashy golf day to make this happen. Six months later we held our Golf Day in September for World Rhino Day and R500,000 was raised. That’s more than $27,000! These funds will be used to purchase smart security systems for vulnerable areas.

Project Drones – June 2022

Project Drones – June 2022

  • Project Drones – June 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
ADDING MORE SECURITY MEASURES

Baby Rhino Rescue donated two military-grade drones to the reserve we work with in the Kalahari. These drones will augment the motion-sensor and License Plate Recognition cameras and the anti-poaching unit already in place there. The team is trained and the drones have been deployed. We are confident that this added security will make this massive area safer for the rhinos living there.

Project LoRa Collars – May 2022

Project LoRa Collars – May 2022

  • Project LoRa Collars – May 2022
  • DONATION
    Mothers for Mothers donors
KEEPING RHINO MOTHERS SAFE

Our Mother’s Day campaign “Mothers for Mothers” was a huge success. We raised enough money to purchase six LoRa collars to be placed onto rhino moms’ ankles at Marataba Conservation. Baby Rhino Rescue is purchasing an additional three so that we can donate nine collars in total. These collars relay the exact location of each animal so reserve owners know where their rhinos are at all times.  In addition, these specialty collars also learn the animal’s typical behavior – how fast it moves, when it rests, walks, and eats. When that typical behavior changes, the anti-poaching team is alerted and because they have the coordinates, can get there quickly. Imagine, these rhino moms will be walking much more safely, with their babies by their sides!

 

 

Project Horn Trimming – April 2022

Project Horn Trimming – April 2022

  • Project Horn Trimming – April 2022
  • DONATION
    ITs for Rhinos donors
KEEPING A RHINO BULL SAFE

On the 10th of March, Rhino Connect got a call that a lonely rhino bull, with a full horn, was spotted in a provincial reserve.  There was immediate fear for his safety and a team was pulled together to arrange for a horn-trimming. With help from Baby Rhino Rescue, Rhino Connect sponsored the flying time of Hope for Wildlife Helicopters. They brought the veterinarian in and also attended in-air searching and darting of the bull. His horn was successfully and safely trimmed, and he is now again roaming the area.

Project Camera Trap – April 2022

Project Camera Trap – April 2022

  • Project Camera Trap – April 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
MOTION SENSOR CAMERAS INSTALLED

Baby Rhino Rescue has partnered with Wildlife Protection Solutions to fund the purchase and installation of 20 motion sensor cameras for our partner in the Kalahari. These real-time cameras relay information to wpsWatch, a system that monitors activity 24/7.  When wpsWatch detects wildlife threats, it sends emails or SMS alerts (along with the coordinates of the intrusion) to security and monitoring staff, prompting an immediate response to active intrusions and illegal activities.

Project Rhino Milk – March 2022

Project Rhino Milk – March 2022

  • Project Rhino Milk – March 2022
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation
MILK FOR GROWING BABIES

Thanks to a generous donation from Wags and Menace, Baby Rhino Rescue has donated $1,000 for milk for any rhino babies currently in need at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. Thank you once again to Wags and Menace for their ongoing support!

Project Padding – March 2022

Project Padding – March 2022

  • Project Padding – March 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
COMFORT IN THE ICU

Rhino Pride Foundation has recently built a state-of-the-art hospital to care for any injured and/or orphaned rhino or any other injured wildlife. Equipment such as a digital x-ray, ultrasound, blood machines and a video endoscope is available for on-site and field work. The hospital contains an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and Baby Rhino Rescue has funded the padding for the walls and floor so no patient will be hurt or develop side effects while lying down when weak or recovering.

Project Boma and Night Pen – Dec 2021

  • Project Boma and Night Pen – Dec 2021
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
REPAIRS AND UPGRADES TO BOMA AND NIGHT PEN

A solidly built boma and night pen are essential to the rehabilitation of orphaned rhinos. There are multiple stages within the rehabilitation journey, but each phase is designed to heal, nurture, and prepare the growing calf for release back into the wild. Calves can spend as long as four years in the rehabilitation phase so these state-of-the-art holding facilities are critical to their care. There was an urgent need at Care for Wild to refurbish one of the bomas and the night pen within it.

Seha’s Fund – Jan 2022

Seha’s Fund – Jan 2022

  • Seha’s Fund – Jan 2022
  • DONATION
    BRR donors
A NEW LIFE FOR SEHA, THE WOUNDED WARRIOR

Our most successful campaign to date focused on Seha, the wounded warrior. Working with Saving the Survivors, we raised enough money to not only move Seha to a larger, wilder home but to also purchase two breeding-age females to accompany him! In December 2021 the females, named Tshilidzi (“Grace” in Tshivenda, the language in the region) and Dakalo, (meaning “Joy”) were moved within the Marataba reserve to a 2,000 hectare protected area. We call them Tshilli and Dako for short and are thrilled for Seha to join them in mid-January. He will begin his new life with Grace and Joy at his side.

Project LPR Cameras

Project LPR Cameras

  • Project LPR Cameras
  • DONATION
    Matthew Grossman
 TEN LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION CAMERAS INSTALLED

The cameras on this reserve are part of a bigger network called the Kameeldoring Network, which is a security network that assists private rhino owners in the area. These cameras are spaced over a vast area and the information gathered by them can be accessed by all members of the Network. In addition, the group works with law enforcement agencies and continually gathers information on poachers and poaching syndicates with regular intelligence feedback to all members. Members also have access to the national database of suspect vehicles, which includes all crimes such as hijacking, vehicle theft, drug smuggling, human trafficking and of course, poaching. These cameras are a security game changer for the reserve!

Project Netball

  • Project Netball
  • DONATION
COMPLETE NETBALL KITS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY
 When you support young girls in a community, everything benefits! The young women love netball – a uniform, the right ball, a tog bag, and bib brings pride. Exercise keeps a person fit, well and happy. We aim to support the young women of the communities by augmenting their love of netball.

Project Vegetable Field

  • Project Vegetable Field
  • DONATION
MANDELA VILLAGE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Working with the CFW Rhino Sanctuary, Baby Rhino Rescue provided funds to help in the development of the Sunrise Vegetable Garden. CFW staff tilled the fields, planted the seeds, and brought water in for irrigation. The gardens are maintained and harvested by members of the community. The community has been growing, consuming and selling green beans, carrots, tomatoes, butternut, spinach and corn. The garden project has improved food security and stimulates the local economy through job creation and skills development.

Project Soccer

  • Project Soccer
  • DONATION
LOCAL COMMUNITY SOCCER TEAM

With the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary, we have fully funded the soccer kits of “Team Rhino” and they have won their first game. We anticipate that as the “Rhino Teams” grow, a “Rhino Cup” is in the cards! These teams will be playing for the rhino.

Project Inoculation

Project Inoculation

  • Project Inoculation
  • DONATION
    Silent Auction funds
ANNUAL VACCINATION FOR ALL RHINOS AT BIG 5 GAME RESERVE

Rhinos suffer from a number of different potential maladies. It is important to inoculate against these and keep the rhinos fortified and healthy. The inoculation donation funded the helicopter costs, darts, and vaccines. The vaccines will keep the rhinos protected for full a year.

Project Security

  • Project Security
  • DONATION
    BRR donors and Giving Tuesday donations
A YEAR AND A HALF OF SECURITY FOR SA’s LARGEST PRIVATELY OWNED BIG-5 GAME RESERVE

The most cutting-edge project in South Africa – a wilderness dedicated to animals only – needs state of the art anti-poaching to keep the 100 strong truly wild rhinos safe! Surrounded by farms where rhinos have been poached, and with an increase in poaching due to Covid-19, security was a priority. BRR immediately came to the aid of the rhinos, and all the other animals, with funding for all inclusive security for 18 months.

Project Third Stronghold

  • Project Third Stronghold
  • DONATION
    Matthew Grossman match of BRR and Facebook donors
DOUBLE THE SECURITY

The first rhino stronghold isolated an area of 350 sq hectares for the “clean rhinos”. These are rhinos thought to be tuberculosis free. While the first stronghold allowed for the rhinos to roam safe and free, it was decided that it needed to be expanded. This would ensure double the security by providing a buffer zone between the first stronghold fence and the second, which would ring this area, and make it larger. It contains an area that allows for guard, horse and dog patrol. Matthew Grossman matched the funds generated from BRR and Facebook donors.

Project Second Stronghold

  • Project Second Stronghold
  • DONATION
    BRR donors

A QUARANTINE STRONGHOLD ADDED

In 2016, the Kruger National Park detected possible Tuberculosis in their rhinos. Although this has not been completely verified, they required all rhinos going into rehabilitation from 2016 on to be isolated. As a result, the rhinos that came into the CFW sanctuary after 2016 – “Quarantine Rhinos” – could not go into the stronghold with the rhinos that came in before 2016, known as “Clean Rhinos”. The weaned Quarantine Rhinos also need extensive acreage to roam free. BRR donated the second stronghold, which enabled these rhinos to be released from their restricted lives and have real rhino lives in an area set aside for them.

Project Vegetable Garden

  • Project Vegetable Garden
  • DONATION
    Linda Remick - FaceBook Fundraiser
CONSTRUCTION AND VEGETABLE SEEDS FOR ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN

 This garden is a prolific provider of beautiful vegetables, including cabbage, peppers, mielies, chillies, butternut, which are shared between the guards, the volunteers, and some VIP guests also. The long term idea is to grow enough vegetables so that they can also be sold at the Nelspruit market to raise extra funds for the sanctuary

Project Stronghold Fence

  • Project Stronghold Fence
  • DONATION
    BRR monthly donors and Matthew Grossman
ADDED CONTROLS AND PROTECTIONS

We are thrilled to be funding our third stronghold fence. This will surround the “clean rhino” stronghold, making it 100 times more effective. Matthew Grossman has launched the Stronghold Challenge: inviting donors to donate, and he will match all donations to $15,000!

Project Quarantine Fence

  • Project Quarantine Fence
  • DONATION
    BRR monthly donors
A GAME CHANGER

The electrified perimeter fence that has been installed will enable the release of the three remaining black rhinos and all the “quarantine rhinos” into a huge, wild area. Once again BRR has funded a stronghold area, where the rhinos can be free and safe! 

Project Rhino Milk

  • Project Rhino Milk
  • DONATION
    FaceBook friends
FB FRIENDS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

In our ongoing commitment to the babies and their well being, we continue to donate money toward rhino milk. This is a very expensive expense for the sanctuaries, so our contribution here is always very appreciated. We are happy to donate to the beautiful young babies at RPF, Mia, Mickey and Kassie.

Project Rhino Milk

  • Project Rhino Milk
  • DONATION
    Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation
FOR RIBBON AND LAZULI

BRR received the generous amount of $3000 from Cindy A Lee, founder of Wags and Menace Make a Difference, which enables us to fund milk for 7 months for Ribbon, her “boyfriend” Lazuli and the young Arthur.  Thank you Cindy A. Lee!

Project IV Medication

  • Project IV Medication
  • DONATION
    FaceBook birthday fundraisers
YOUNG RHINO MAYAR

arrived at the sanctuary injured and severely dehydrated. An extensive treatment plan was put in place to bring the rhino back to health and well being. BRR was able to step up and pay for all her IV medications.

Project Thermal Underwear

  • Project Thermal Underwear
  • DONATION
    BRR monthly donors
26 GUARDS

Winters in the Lowveld of South Africa, where the rhinos of the CFW sanctuary reside, are frigid! The guards are out watching over the rhinos in the freezing winter nights and early mornings. Their comfort is essential, and the better off they are, the better off the rhinos are also.

Project Tracking Devices

  • Project Tracking Devices
  • DONATION
    Brian Weatherman
TAGS AND RECEIVER

The purchase of ear tags and a wide band receiver helps to relay information from the black rhinos that will soon be going into the “Quarantine” stronghold. These tags will not only keep tabs on the rhino’s whereabouts, but also enable the CFW team to amass vital data of their whereabouts and behaviors.

Project Upkeep of K9 Diesel

  • Project Upkeep of K9 Diesel
  • DONATION
    Catherine Brown
CONTINUED CARE OF DIESEL

Diesel is the superstar tracker dog at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. Thanks to Catherine Brown’s generous monthly donations, Diesel’s needs are met.

Project Medical Costs for Acacia

  • Project Medical Costs for Acacia
  • DONATION
    Rene Breier - FaceBook birthday fundraisers
END OF LIFE CARE

BRR helped keep Acacia as comfortable as possible during his last days by covering his medical costs.

Project Fencing

Project Fencing

  • Project Fencing
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
ELECTRIFIED FENCING OF BOMAS

CFW received intel that an incursion into the property was in the planning stages. They reached out to BRR to help keep the rhinos safe. BRR donated the funds for electrified perimeter fencing for all of the big bomas. This electrified fencing keeps rhinos safe inside, and poachers OUT.

Project Guard Salary

  • Project Guard Salary
  • DONATION
    International Donors
SALARY FOR GUARDS

An endlessly evolving anti-poaching plan is the only way to keep our rhinos safe. The Rhino Pride sanctuary has state of the art electrified fencing and alarm signals, but guards remain a necessity to protect the 50+ rhinos in their care.

Project Stronghold

Project Stronghold

  • Project Stronghold
  • DONATION
    Aryn and Matthew Grossman Foundation
ELECTRIFIED FENCING OF IPZ

The Intensified Protection Zone (IPZ), a 350 hectare area, allows rhinos to be wild and free from human interaction. This cutting-edge conservation fulfills the final release of Care for Wild’s mission. There are 20 rhinos in the IPZ at present. Carrying capacity is 100 adult breeding rhinos. This holds the real potential of bringing big numbers of rhinos back into the world!

Project Night Pen

Project Night Pen

  • Project Night Pen
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
NIGHT PEN FOR BLACK RHINOS

Rhino babies are protected and kept warm by their mothers for up to three years. Night pens provide an important part of their rehabilitation, keeping them warm at night, especially during the freezing winter months. A night pen for the 3 young black rhinos – Phoebe, Ratu and Badger – has these three precious rhinos safe and warm.

Project Appliances

  • Project Appliances
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
STOVE AND FRIDGE FOR THE GUARD HOUSE

In an ongoing commitment to guard comfort and health at Care for Wild sanctuary, BRR continues to support what is needed for them. A refrigerator and stove has been purchased and installed in the main guard house.

Project Horses

  • Project Horses
  • DONATION
    International Donors
SUPPORT FOR EXPANDED MOUNTED UNIT AT CFW

The mounted unit is a force multiplier in the anti-poaching team, working to keep the rhinos in the reserve safe. Baby Rhino Rescue funded the purchase of goods that will help the team be more functional and efficient.

Project Irrigation

  • Project Irrigation
  • DONATION
    International Donors
CLEANER AND HEALTHIER BOMAS

BRR funded the implementation of an irrigation project in the quarantine bomas at CFW sanctuary. Bomas are cleaned on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of these compromised animals. Water is used to wash the night pens where the orphans sleep at night. The new system will channel water into pipes underground and into a treatment area away from the bomas. This will ensure that the bomas are more hygienic and if there are heavy rains, there is little soil erosion.

Project Medicine

  • Project Medicine
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MEDICINE FOR SABIVA FOR SIX MONTHS

Sabiva came into the CFW sanctuary very badly injured, with a deep gunshot wound to her shoulder. It had taken ten days to locate her so her health was compromised. She was dehydrated and stressed. In addition to providing her with fortified milk, she was also given Omepracote, which aids in the prevention of stomach ulcers due to stress.

Project Supplements

  • Project Supplements
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMINS FOR FOUR RHINOS FOR ONE YEAR

Baby rhinos need fortified milk. This is to replace what they would naturally get from their mother. It is imperative that a baby rhino stay strong and well. This donation went to CFW as an “unrestricted donation” for the general line of baby rhino care. Vitamins and other supplements fall within that designation.

Project Medicine

  • Project Medicine
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MEDICINE FOR INJURED BABY RHINOS FOR 18 MONTHS

Lofo came into the sanctuary very badly injured, with deep machete wounds on his back. He was compromised, and it was essential to keep him well. Twinkle had scars on her back from where machete wounds had healed. It was clear that both of these baby rhinos had been through terrible trauma and were experiencing stress. Omepracote is a medication given to these rhinos that helps with the prevention of stomach ulcers.

Project Milk for Two

  • Project Milk for Two
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MILK FOR TWO BABY RHINOS FOR ONE YEAR

This donation went to CFW as an “unrestricted donation” for the general line of baby rhino care. Milk for Zac and Twinkle falls within that designation.

Project Jenny

  • Project Jenny
  • DONATION
    BRR Facebook Donors
MILK FOR JENNY FOR EIGHT MONTHS

Jenny is the youngest rhino at Rhino Pride sanctuary. She requires six bottles of milk a day for the next year. This is a large, ongoing expense for the sanctuary.

Project Arthur

  • Project Arthur
  • DONATION
    BRR Facebook Donors - "Bottles Up” Mother’s Day Campaign
RHINO MILK FOR ARTHUR FOR 10 MONTHS

Arthur was only a month when his mother was poached. Pics of the little calf lying by his slain mother circled the globe and donations poured in! Arthur is still a baby and requires 6 bottles of milk a day for the next year. This is a large, ongoing expense for the sanctuary.

Project Milk

  • Project Milk
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
MILK FOR TWO BABY RHINOS FOR ONE FULL YEAR

Rhino babies love their milk and in the wild, nurse for up to three years. Special formula rhino milk is a combination of vitamins, minerals, and proteins – everything a baby rhino needs to flourish. Getting a traumatized orphan to accept milk that is now coming in a bottle is the beginning of the rehabilitation process.

Project Drone

  • Project Drone
  • DONATION
    Stop the Poaching Now
ANTI-POACHING PHANTOM DRONE

The drone flies the perimeter of the property, relaying info. This enables a continual overview of the property, immediately relaying information when anything appears suspect or problematic.

Project Oxpecker

  • Project Oxpecker
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
REINTRODUCTION OF OXPECKERS TO CFW SANCTUARY

The oxpecker bird was indigenous to the CFW area but disappeared around thirty years ago. Oxpeckers and rhinos have a mutualistic relationship – the oxpecker feeds on the ticks that may otherwise cause skin irritation and pain for the rhino.

Project Bullet Proof

  • Project Bullet Proof
  • DONATION
    Veterans for Wildlife
BULLET PROOF VESTS FOR RPF GUARDS

Being part of an anti-poaching unit is very dangerous. Poachers carry AK-47s. Providing the guards at Rhino Pride sanctuary with bullet proof vests gives them essential protection and security while out on patrol.

Project Night Pen

Project Night Pen

  • Project Night Pen
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
NIGHT PEN FOR QUARANTINE RHINOS

The night pen in the quarantine area at the CFW sanctuary was originally made of poles and had to be replaced. The new night pen, constructed with bricks and concrete, will keep the quarantine rhinos warm at night.

Project Guard Cabins

  • Project Guard Cabins
  • DONATION
    Aryn and Matthew Grossman Foundation
COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR THE GUARDS

Cabins for the guards at Care for Wild sanctuary were built through the generosity of the Aryn and Matthew Grossman Foundation. The guards now have secure cabins to relax and sleep in when not on duty. Keeping the guards comfortable with excellent accommodation and food is a top priority.

Project Didi

Project Didi

  • Project Didi
  • DONATION
    Spirit Wildlife Fund
IN MEMORIAM

Didi was purchased by the Spirit Wildlife Fund through Baby Rhino Rescue. She was a highly effective and driven anti-poaching dog. Nothing escaping her. All the other K9s were in awe of Didi! Sadly, she was rammed by a bushbuck’s sharp horns while on duty early one morning. She succumbed to her injuries. She is remembered as the greatest of the K9s.

Project Fire

  • Project Fire
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
ANTI-POACHING DOG

Fire was purchased and trained specifically for her work protecting the rhinos at the CFW sanctuary. Fire has been doing amazingly well with human scent tracking, and has been outperforming all the other K9 members in article detection. Fire has a keen nose for bullets, gun powder and firearms. Who says guns aren’t for girls?!

Project Diesel

  • Project Diesel
  • DONATION
    Catherine Brown & BRR Donors
ANTI-POACHING TRACKER DOG

With a generous donation from Catherine Brown, we were able to purchase Diesel. Catherine also sponsors Diesel’s monthly upkeep. BRR donor funding provided what was needed for in-depth training for Diesel. So effective is he as a tracker dog that he led the guards to a poacher’s den, where 5 poachers were apprehended. Diesel is being used as a stud dog, in the hope that his genes will yield other such effective trackers.

Project Horseback

Project Horseback

  • Project Horseback
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
ADDITION TO MOUNTED PATROL

BRR funded the purchase of two horses, Midnight and Bravo, to the CFW sanctuary, enabling the mounted patrol to grow. The patrol needed saddles too, so BRR funded five new saddles for the patrol. This enables the guards on horseback to be comfortable and safe as they go about their duties across the large area of the sanctuary.

Project Dog Run

  • Project Dog Run
  • DONATION
    Shared by Spirit Wildlife Fund and BRR Donors
COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR FIRE AND DIDI

A state of the art dog run, complete with sanitation and cabin for the handlers was built for Fire and Didi. The dog run has a sleeping area plus exercise run, to keep the dogs comfortable and stimulated while not on patrol.

Project Dog Run Two

  • Project Dog Run Two
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR DIESEL

A dog run, complete with sanitation and cabins for the handlers, was built for Diesel and the other K9s. The dog run has sleeping and shade areas for the dogs, as well as areas to run. This keeps the dogs active and comfortable while not on patrol.

Project Training

  • Project Training
  • DONATION
    Veterans for Wildlife
INTENSIVE TRAINING OF ANTI-POACHING UNITS AT CFW

The anti-poaching units keep the rhinos protected. Guards need to be conversant with the use of weapons and be able to work as a team with different responsibilities. The Veterans for Wildlife trainers are all army vets with direct combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. They trained the guards in advanced artillery and target practice.

Project K9S

  • Project K9S
  • DONATION
    BRR Donors
TWO ANTI-POACHING DOGS FOR RPF

Two highly trained Rottweilers were purchased for the Rhino Pride sanctuary. These dogs keep the 50 plus rhinos under protection.

Project Watches

Project Watches

  • Project Watches
  • DONATION
    International Donors

WATCHES FOR GUARDS AT CFW

BRR purchased watches for all the 26 guards at the sanctuary. These are strong, reliable, water proof watches. It means the guards can do their work effectively, show up promptly, and rely on one another. It makes the rhinos all the safer.

Project Shoes

Project Shoes

  • Project Shoes
  • DONATION
    Nike
SHOES FOR GUARDS AT CFW AND RPF

Nike South Africa donated shoes for all the guards at both Care for Wild and Rhino Pride sanctuaries as a Christmas gift, through a BRR initiative.