As we all know, these magnificent creatures have been facing a plight of poaching for many years, however in efforts to deter the unnecessary slaughter of our beloved rhinos we actively de-horn where needed.
The rhino horn is made of keratin which is the same material as fingernails or hair and holds no medicinal value at all. The horn grows from a growth plate and can be ‘trimmed’ multiple times throughout its life.
The process of de-horning is extremely efficient with our wildlife and veterinary teams usually only taking about 20 minutes to complete.
Even though it is a speedy process, it is also extremely costly and we do our best to encourage donations to continue this valuable work. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to our next adventure in the bush!