Thursday, 21 September 2017

24 HOUR FREE NATIONAL RAPID RHINO RESPONSE

What we offer

In the event of a rhino emergency, our dedicated Saving Private Rhino staff and veterinarians are able to offer, free of charge, the following services to game reserves throughout South Africa:
  • Free telephonic support: 086 11 RHINO (74466)
  • Free expert rhino carer dispatched immediately to your reserve.
  • If required, free transportation of the orphaned rhino to our safe and secure rhino orphanage OR we can provide free training to your appropriate reserve personnel to care for the orphan on site.
  • Reconstructive surgery by leading veterinary surgeon (free of charge at our facility).

Location

  • Although we operate throughout South Africa our facility is situated in the Western Cape which has the least amount of poaching incidences in South Africa, no subsistence meat poachers, nor the millions of snares that have been set throughout rural Africa by bush meat poachers which kill indiscriminately.

The Reality

  • There were 1054 recorded rhino poaching deaths in South Africa in 2016 alone. If half of these were female then where are the hundreds of orphaned rhino calves needing assistance?
  • In this difficult time, with rhino extinction looming, our facility offers; free proactive training, a reactive helpline and rapid response, a reactive rehabilitation and an orphanage centre.