PLEASE HELP US REHOME VALENTINO THE RHINO AND FIND HIM TWO LADY FRIENDS
Valentino is an 11-year old, white rhino bull currently located in a reserve in South Africa.
Valentino has had an extremely traumatic and challenging life. When he was a mere few months old, his entire family was poached. Five rhinos all murdered by savage poachers, in a single massacre. Valentino was left alone to live his early days out as an orphan, dealing with the trauma of witnessing his family being slaughtered around him.
Fortunately Valentino was rescued and moved to a rehabilitation facility where he was introduced to a younger rhino cow. The two were kept in a smaller area to allow for them to bond and they soon became best friends. Due to the success of this introduction and bonding, the decision was made to move the two rhinos to a larger reserve. Unfortunately, when they arrived, the cow decided to join a larger herd and Valentino was left alone, once again. Since then Valentino has battled to settle at this new reserve and has taken his frustration out on vehicles, reserve infrastructure and people. It is thus now critical that we move him to a new facility and find him two younger cows to befriend.
We have found the perfect new home for Valentino and we would like to move him as soon as possible and identify two lovely ladies to join him. We believe that Valentino deserves to be happy and live his years out in the company of other rhinos. Valentino is a sign of hope for rhinos and rhino owners who have experienced the brutality of poaching. Who knows, Valentino may even become a dad!
In order to fulfil this need we will require the following:
· To build Valentino and the two new ladies an enclosure of approximately 5 ha to allow them to bond and settle them into their new home. (R 100 000/GBP 5000)
· To acquire two cows to join Valentino (R 180 000/ GBP 9000)
· To provide 24 hour security for the rhinos which would include 2 rangers watching over them day and night (R 140 000/GBP 7000 per annum)
The life of every rhino in Africa matters and we urgently need your support to help Valentino! The best outcome would be for him to live happily in a safe area and hopefully for him to breed and contribute to the rhino population in South Africa. Please help us support Valentino by contributing towards this worthy cause.
Pot closed on 31st May 2023
All contributions raised will be sent directly toTHE ASPINALL FOUNDATION
Registered charity in England and Wales (326567)