Saving Private Rhino

Save The Rhino

Over 10,000 African rhinos have been killed by poachers in the last decade. Standing at the frontline of the war against poaching, Saving Private Rhino was established to help protect and conserve the future of Africa’s vulnerable wildlife heritage. By providing the most comprehensive and integrated anti-poaching solution available to every private game reserve in Southern Africa, our goal is to provide small and independent reserves with the necessary resources and knowledge to protect their wildlife from poachers.

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The Saving Private Rhino Initiative

In August 2011 Aquila Private Game Reserve was hit by a horrific poaching incident that saw three rhinos attacked, with two of the rhino brutally killed and de-horned. Free counter-poaching security training courses have been established to teach rangers how to protect themselves, as well as their rhino and wildlife population.

Joining the war against poachers, the Saving Private Rhino initiative has spared no expense in ensuring the survival and well-being of Cape Town’s rhino population. Aquila’s Animal Rescue Centre (ARC), in partnership with Saving Private Rhino, are responsible for a R30million ivory arrest, the largest ever in the Western Cape. On a separate occasion, two Zambian nationals were arrested trying to sell a baby rhino horn covered in blood.

Generous donations from supporters continue to aid in the investigative processes and medical bills needed to assist with the recovery and protection of rhinos affected by poaching.

African White Rhinoceros

KINGDOM: Animalia

PHYLUM: Chordata

CLASS :  Mammalia

ORDER: Perissodactyla

FAMILY : Rhinocerotidae

GENUS : Ceratotherium

SPECIES : Ceratotherium simum

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