Care for Wild is the largest orphan rhino sanctuary in the world.
We rescue, rehabilitate, rewild, release and protect rhinos but we also do so much more. South Africa was fast becoming the centre of the rhino poaching crisis. Rhinos were being brutally murdered daily in National Parks, Provincial Parks and on private property to meet the demand for bogus medicines made from rhino horn. The illegal rhino horn trade catapulted the status of the White Rhino to ‘Near Threatened’ and the Black Rhino to ‘Critically Endangered’.Many of these devastating poaching incidents left behind young, defenseless, orphaned calves. As the effects of the escalating poaching crisis became evident, so too did the need for a highly specialized care facility that could support the conservation efforts to save this iconic, keystone species from extinction.
Founded by Petronel Nieuwoudt, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary holds an official MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) with South African National Parks in our joint effort to safeguard the future of the species and South Africa’s heritage.
South Africa is known for its high unemployment rate with poverty leading to high crime rates and people going hungry on a daily basis. Our vision of inclusive community involvement addresses some of these global challenges we face together. Good partnerships help us to reach our goals and achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.