Woah! It's nearly been 3 months since we started on this adventure to create a documentary and with your help we have filmed some incredible interviews with the heroes on the front line of the rhino war, we've been there when an orphan rhino arrived at a rhino orphanage and we unfortunately witnessed much loved Black rhino 'Thor' pass away at Care for Wild.
But more importantly, you helped buy some much need equipment for the world's largest rhino orphanage 'Care for Wild' and so far we have delivered the following items to them on behalf of you:
THERMAL IMAGING AND NIGHT VISION:
- 1 x The Pulsar Thermal Imaging Scope (Sponsored by Stephanie Fuller)
- 1 x Pulsar Battery Pack
- 1 x Pulsar Night Vision Goggles
- 1 x Pulsar Infra Red Illuminator
- 1 x Newton Video Recorder (for storing evidence)
ORPHAN RHINO TRANSPORT CRATE:
The new customised orphan rhino transport crate will soon be under construction. We are expecting it to be finished by the end of August or the beginning of September. This crate was sponsored by Sean and Laura Muir. We are incredibly excited to be meeting Sean, when he comes to South Africa for a personal VIP tour of Care for Wild!
SOLAR PANELS, DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES, FLOODLIGHTS, SPOTLIGHTS, REGULATOR AND INVERTER:
Now this was a challenge to complete as we had to install an entire solar based system! We are so happy with the final results and wish we could take more photos and videos for everyone who helped get us over the $60,000 mark but due to security reasons we are unable to show too much of the security operation of which the new lighting system is a part of.
However, we have taken some little snippets of all the gear you helped to buy and we are glad to say that the lights are an extra defence layer and the guards are most grateful as these lights could potentially save their lives in an attack by poachers.
'DENKAVIT' MILK FOR ORPHAN RHINOS:
We promised that with every donation from $10 and up we will give a percentage to help buy bags of 'Denkavit' which is used as a specialised milk to help feed the orphan rhinos. In June an order of 29 bags of 'Denkavit' milk was placed with Midfeeds and in July we delivered 25 bags of the 29 that were ordered. Fortunately it was just in time as a new orphaned arrived a week later.
We would also like to personally thank Candace Maloney, her daughter Hannah and everyone from Jackson Elementary in California who raised an incredible $700 to help buy extra milk for the orphan rhinos.