Rietvlei Rhino Feeding Scheme

Feeding the Rietvlei rhinos in winter is crucial to ensure their health and well-being during the colder months. In summer, the natural vegetation is abundant, providing ample nutrition. However, as winter approaches, the quality and quantity of natural forage declines significantly. Supplemental feeding helps bridge this nutritional gap, ensuring the rhinos receive adequate nutrients to maintain their energy levels, immune function, and overall health. Additionally, consistent feeding helps to prevent malnutrition-related issues and supports the rhinos’ ability to cope with the harsher environmental conditions of winter. 

Help us ensure the well-being of our rhinos by donating towards the purchase of hay. Your contribution will provide essential nutrition, especially during the harsh winter months when natural forage is scarce. Together, we can make a significant impact on their health and survival.

Each hay bale costs R120 delivered to the Nature Reserve. A bale a day keeps the vet away!