A Baby is Born!

This week we were overjoyed to hear the news from one of our partner organisations that a rhino calf had been delivered at Monarto Zoo.

This adorable new addition was made known to keepers on Monday morning after being born to mother Umqali overnight.

The young calf, named Imani, spent the first few hours of life busy capturing the hearts of the ecstatic keepers and was soon identified as a little girl.

Monarto Zoo Ungulate Keeper Haidee Kinter said the team had been preparing for the exciting arrival of the not-so-little calf for a few weeks.

“Umqali had been showing hormonal signs that she was getting close to giving birth, so we had been eagerly keeping an eye on her,” Haidee said.

“Towards the end of her pregnancy, we were lucky enough to see some calf movement in her belly which was incredibly special.

“Now that the calf has arrived we are very pleased that Umqali is being a fantastic mother and the pair are doing well and appear very relaxed.”

Read the full story: https://bit.ly/2QslvIM

 

Imani by photographer Geoff Brooks

Watch Imani learn to follow her mum around Monarto Zoo

 

 

Significant Progress on the Australian Rhino Project

We are pleased to advise that we have progressed to the final contractual stage with our quarantine partners in South Africa. The permitting process has begun and we look forward to providing you with an even more detailed update shortly.

This is an exciting milestone for our team and we continue to work behind the scenes with our conservation partners and relocation team.

 

Three Bay Challenge | 18th November 2018

The annual 3 Bay Challenge will be held on the picturesque Sydney Harbour on the morning of the 18th November 2018. Already over 150 people have registered to take place in this fun event. The 3 Bay Challenge is a three-stage biathlon where participants run between and swim at three of Sydney's iconic harbour beaches: Nielsen Park, Parsley Bay, Watsons Bay. The course consists of three running legs and three swimming legs. Total distance is 6km run and 750m swim. All funds raised will be donated to the Australian Rhino Project.

If you are interested in participating in the event, you can register at: https://www.3baychallenge.com.au/

We are urgently seeking volunteers to assist at the event. Volunteers will be asked to help with manning the registration desk, acting as marshalls throughout the course and helping with set up and pack down. Volunteers will need to be at Watson's Bay by 6:30am for a duration of no more than 3 hours. If you are available to assist please email: vincent@3baychallenge.com.au

 

 

Christmas Shipping Offer

Looking for unique Christmas gifts this festive season? Why not take advantage of our FREE shipping offer on all gifts in our store for the month of November. All orders over $50 will receive FREE shipping when you enter the coupon code: XMAS

The offer is valid until the 30th November 2018 for Australian orders only.

Start shopping now!

 

 

 

On behalf of our team, we thank you for your ongoing support of the Australian Rhino Project. We will continue to keep you updated on the milestones of the project.

Allan Davies

Chairman on behalf of the Australian Rhino Project board and team

 

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