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A Month of Changes at the Rhino Orphanage

November 30, 2015

by Pete Richardson, Board of Directors

There is nothing more welcome in Africa around this time of year than something most of the rest of the world takes for granted…RAIN.

When rain is expected each year around the beginning of October after the last rains in April it is very stressful when October comes and goes with almost nothing. As November creeps on with clear skies more and more rain dances are held. Luckily now the rains have come with 75mm in three days and the land is turning green. It makes a massive difference to the animals…and you can almost sense a mood change in the rhino.

One rhino whose mood has changed is Pemba.

Pemba is now in the wild again where he belongs. His journey with us is over and while we are sad to see him go we know this is why we exist…it is the only reason we exist…to care for the little ones until they are ready for the wild where they belong. We wish Pemba a long and happy life and hope his off spring are born to a safer world for rhino.

Another rhino needs to be made happier.

As you may have seen on Facebook Kabelo is now up for adoption. Be it a day, a week, a month or a year you could really make a difference if you can help. Why not maybe adopt as a present for someone who loves animals this Christmas…what a great present that would be for both the receiver AND THE RHINO.

And as well as Pemba we say goodbye to Simone.

Simone has been an amazing member of staff and has been with us for a long time but her journey must also continue. Simone takes our very best wishes with her as her travels continue but we know we will see her again one day as her part of her will be with us for many years to come.