While young, rhinos rely heavily on their mothers for the first two to three years as they learn to survive in the wild. But because of a superstition-based black market, many rhino mothers are being poached for their horns, which leaves the babies alone to fend for themselves.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya works to find and nurture orphaned rhinos, and to protect them from poachers and extinction.
If you’d like to do more to help orphaned rhinos, GreaterGood and partner the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offer you the opportunity to donate to help rescued rhinos. Together with Wildlife Trust of India, IFAW rescues, rehabilitates, and releases rhinos back to the wild. Find out how you can help!
Watch the video to see former NBA All-Star and conservation activist Yao Ming meet Hope — one of Lewa’s beautiful rhino babies.
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