We have adopted an endangered white rhino
Orange Pearl adopts a rhino!
Orange Pearl really cares about the environment. That is why we have decided to help in preserving and protecting the Big Five, referring to five of Africa’s iconic animals, including the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. How did we help exactly? Well, we decided to adopt a rhino!
Check out the translocation of our adopted rhino in the video below:
The white rhino is a major conservation success story, because years of hard work and cooperation of various parties and organizations allowed the species to be brought back from the very brink of extinction. But the current surge in poaching for their horns, particularly in South Africa, has seen record numbers killed in recent years. This causes the animal to be still currently classified as “near endangered”. The successful preservation of the white rhino is so far due to the many organizations that are committed to this and create a safe habitat for the rhinos. But we are proud to announce that from now on Orange Pearl also supports the survival of this beautiful animal!
What we did?
It is our mission to contribute to a better world and we really care about the environment and preservation of wildlife. That is why we decided to support a local cause and really make some impact. That is why we decided to adopt a rhino, through the adopt a wild animal program of the Shared Universe Foundation and Mapesu Private Game Reserve. With this adoption fee, we are ensuring the future of the saved animal and with that we have directly contributed to the wellfare of the white rhino’s. We were also allowed to give a name to the adopted rhino so from today onwards a rhino will carry the beautiful name “Orange Pearl”.
About the organization ‘Mapesu’
The Mapesu Private Game Reserve is situated in northern Limpopo, South Africa and is spread across 7,200 hectares in size. Currently, the reserve protects over 46 various bird, mammal and tree species, including elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, buffalo and rhinos. These are all animals which continue to form the flora and fauna of the reserve.
At Mapesu, they pursue the conservation efforts and protection of various animals, including those endangered. Mapesu started out in 2014 and at this moment that already have four of the Big Five in their reserve. The Big Five consists of the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo.
Their goal is to preserve and restore the environment and re-establish biological diversity while creating an up-close and personal experience that reaches into the heart and soul of every visitor.
Why they need help
The adoption of a Rhino allows the organisation to translocate one white rhino to their protected reserve. However, more support is needed to ensure the rhino’s safety. Technology is critical in keeping the rhinos safe, since this allows researchers to collect behavioral data, which is critical to understanding the species. Additionally, the Rangers provide around-the-clock armed surveillance, which is mandatory to protect and keep the rhinos safe from poachers. The Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) that follows them 24/7, are committed and loyal towards defending them from illegal poachers. This also means that their lives can be put on the line to do so. It is with great importance that we support them in all ways possible.
An indication of what a donation can achieve:
- $1,200 allows them to deploy an APU member for an entire month
- $1,000 will purchase one rhino ankle monitor
- $600 will purchase the horn transmitter
- $250 will pay for veterinary services during collar replacement missions
- $100 will help telemetry receiver to assist patrols
- $50 will help pay for a spare battery for a radio, crucial for rangers to keep in touch and track poachers
If you should have questions or would like to request more information about making a gift please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org