SPONSOR A ROCKWOOD RHINO

You can sponsor a baby or adult rhino and help us cover its cost of feeding, vet bills, security and general care.

Currently, we have the following baby and adult rhinos in need of sponsorships:

Personality Type:

Resilient

Loves To:

Show Off

Reason Orphaned:

Mom Poached

Personality Type:

Feisty

Loves To:

Drink Milk

Reason Orphaned:

Mom Has Mastitis

Personality Type:

Sweetheart

Loves To:

Take Naps

Reason Orphaned:

Born Prematurely

Date of Birth:

12 February 2018

Current Age:

7 Years

Reason Orphaned:

Natural Causes

Personality Type:

Inquisitive

Loves To:

Get Belly Rubs

Years At Rockwood:

Join OUR Rockwood Rhino FAMILY

With no government funding, our rhino survival depends entirely on the generous contributions of people like you.

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160 baby rhino births... and counting!

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research and development programmes

The true benefits
of private wildlife conservation

  • A recent annual report by SANParks shows that South Africa’s Kruger National Park has lost an alarming 70% of its rhino population in the last decade.

  • In contrast, private reserves experience very few poachings. Only 37 of the 394 rhinos killed in South Africa in 2020 were on private reserves. Rockwood, for one, has not had a single poaching incident in the last five years.

  • In addition, our reserve has celebrated the birth of more than 160 baby rhinos to date, with 10 newborns joining our family as recently as February 2021, taking our rhino population to more than 300.
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Our Donation Promise

100% of your donation goes to keeping our rhinos alive.

Wicus, owner of Rockwood and a rhino calf

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The reasons for becoming a philanthropist are easy enough to understand. Most of us genuinely want to make the world a better place. It’s also a well-known fact, doing good feels good. It’s probably one of our most human traits. Helping others with no obvious benefit to ourselves is what separates us from every other species.

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Giraffe

The quiet disappearance of our giraffes

Africa’s giraffe populations are quietly diminishing. Known as the “silent extinction”, 40% of giraffes have vanished since the 1980s. Where once the continent was teeming with these graceful giants, only 68 000 now remain. Like most other species, habitat loss, poaching and the effects of civil unrest threaten their survival.

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VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA

Volunteer At Rockwood And Help Save The Rhino

Rockwood owner, Wicus, and his teams of rangers are on guard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help protect rhinos. Health checks and collecting blood, milk and many other samples for research takes whole teams of research scientists, students, rangers and volunteers. You can help too by volunteering to work at Rockwood.

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