Follow the journey of Olivia as she prepares for her time with the Zululand Rhino Orphanage in July 2024.
“Hi, my name is Olivia from London, England. I have always loved South African wildlife since I first managed to visit the country with my parents. I am now about to realise a dream of mine – to help the amazing efforts of wildlife conservation in South Africa. One crucially important wildlife project is the Zululand Rhino Orphanage in KwaZulu Natal. Between now and July 2024 I will be fundraising for this incredibly inspiring project in the hope that my financial contributions, as well as my time in-person with the small team, will help in a small way. The rhino orphanage now has 10 rhino orphans (as of November 2023) – this is more rhinos than they have ever had at one time. Believe it or not, what they do is not cheap. Rescuing, providing veterinary care, rehabilitating and then ultimately releasing these rhinos into protected reserves is extremely expensive. Although it is tragic that such an orphanage is needed, at least the help is available. The orphans are rescued soon after it is discovered that their mothers have been ruthlessly murdered by poachers for their rhino horn. The orphans are then transferred to the orphanage where they undergo veterinary care and are then slowly cared for until they feel confident and healthy enough to join the rest of the orphans. Orphans then have to spend a minimum of 3 years at the orphanage until they can be released.
If you are able to support my fundraiser with any size donation, it will mean a lot to me and Zululand Rhino Orphanage. Thank you!” ~ Olivia
Read more about the African Rhino here.
Watch the team prepare and release two rhinos in 2020
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Olivia Pusey Fundraiser
The Zululand Conservation Trust is committed to the conservation of endangered species whilst maintaining and supporting partnerships with neighbouring communities. The Zululand Rhino Orphanage is a project of the Zululand Conservation Trust with its primary focus being the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned rhinos (who mothers have been tragically murdered by poachers).Read more about ZRO Read more about what Olivia will be doing Olivia’s Blog
Olivia Pusey Fundraiser Summary
Olivia will be spending 2 weeks with the Zululand Rhino Orphanage in July 2024. She is raising much needed funds to help the small, dedicated team rehabilitate and ultimately release orphaned rhinos rescued from tragedy.