SPONSOR A ROCKWOOD RHINO CARER
You can contribute meaningfully by helping to cover the caring and conservation costs of our huge rhino herd – by sponsoring a rhino carer, ranger or even researcher.
Currently, we have the following rhino carers in need of sponsorships:
Years At Rockwood:
Dependent On Her:
Our Orphan Rhinos
Years At Rockwood:
Dependent On Him:
The Entire Herd
Join OUR Rockwood Rhino FAMILY
With no government funding, our rhino survival depends entirely on the generous contributions of people like you.
160 baby rhino births... and counting!
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.
Using your gap year to volunteer for a cause in need is a sure way to find out who you really are. As Mahatma Gandhi said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” So, where do you want to lose yourself? With 1 million species now critically endangered, our wildlife needs all the help it can get.
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.
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.