We understand you might be hesitant to give donations for rhinos without fully knowing how we spend the funds — especially since many wildlife charities tend only to use a fraction of the money raised for the intended purpose: to protect vulnerable species.
At Rockwood, we assure you that 100% of donations go directly to rhino conservation. Your money helps us protect and care for our 300-plus Southern white rhinos 24 hours a day.
We spare no expense in protecting our rhinos and 25 vigilant rangers, but costs are always rising. Donations go towards maintaining our state-of-the-art security system, keeping our rangers kitted out and on their horses, and ensuring our gentle giants are healthy, happy and well-fed. We are also involved in groundbreaking rhino DNA research to ensure the survival of the species.
Repopulation is key to saving the Southern white rhino. Since our establishment, we’ve celebrated the birth of more than 130 calves. Our annual repopulation rate is double what is in the wild, making us one of the world’s largest private rhino conservation projects. Donations go towards keeping our newborns safe as well as hand rearing orphaned calves who need the same amount of love as human babies.
Aside from online donations, there are other ways you can make a difference, including becoming a conservation volunteer or choosing to conduct your wildlife research at Rockwood. Whether you give time or money, your contribution — however small — makes a big difference.