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Adopt a Rhino

Adopt a Rhino

TheAspinallFoundation

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Find out below what is included in each adoption level:

Bronze (Digital only)

Select a Bronze Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Adoption certificate
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and adoption updates

Silver (Digital or Physical)

Select a Silver Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and adoption updates
  • One free ticket to visit our partner parks in the UK

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

Gold (Digital or Physical)

Select a Gold Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and adoption updates
  • Two free tickets to visit our partner parks in the UK

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

Platinum (Digital or Physical)

Select a Platinum Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and animal updates
  • Four free tickets to visit our partner parks in the UK

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

The black rhino, a highly recognisable species of the African plains, is, sadly, critically endangered.

Black rhinos are the rarer of the two rhino species in Africa, where estimates suggest just over 3,000 remain in the wild.

Targeted for their horns, poaching for the illegal wildlife trade is the most prominent threat to black rhinos, with around 95% of rhino horn sourced from Africa being traded illegally in Southeast Asia. Rhino horn has a history of being used in Chinese medicine, however there is no evidence to suggest any health benefit. 

How your rhino adoption helps overseas

The Aspinall Foundation works with partner parks animals parks to release captive-born rhinos back to the wild. We also work closely with partners to rescue and protect at-risk rhinos in Southern Africa

To date, The Aspinall Foundation have transferred eight black rhinos from European collections to protected areas in Africa - five to Tanzania and three to South Africa where they can roam free. These rhinos have gone on to breed very successfully and their descendants are now repopulating areas in the wild, helping to support the survival of the species. We have now seen 25 wild births to released black rhinos, with a total of over 60 descendants. 

Caring for rhinos in Kent

Our partner parks, Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve, are home to some stunning rhinos. Howletts Wild Animal Park is home to black rhinos, whereas Port Lympne Reserve houses black, white and Indian rhinos. See them for free with your adoption (except Bronze).

Adopt a black rhino with The Aspinall Foundation and help to protect endangered species. 

Fun facts about rhinos

  • Black rhinos can whistle, squeak, roar, and snort.
  • At birth, calves can weigh around 30-45 kg, and can usually stand within the first few hours after being born.
  • Rhinos have poor eyesight, and cannot easily detect an observer standing more than 30 metres away. They do however have an excellent sense of smell and hearing.
  • Their front feet are bigger than the back feet.
  • Black rhino can move extremely fast and have been recorded at highs of 55 km/h. They can change direction surprisingly quickly and can run right through scrub and bushes.
  • Red and yellow-billed ox-peckers are often seen with rhino and benefit them by removing ticks and clearing parasites from any open wounds, and also by raising the alarm if there is any danger approaching.
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Find out more about how to adopt an animal and what's included

HOW TO ADOPT AN ANIMAL

1. Pick your chosen species

From lions to gorillas, to elephants and brown bears, there's something for everyone!

2. Choose how you would like to support

You can adopt via a monthly gift or, if you prefer, a one-off payment.

3. Pick from a Digital or Physical Adoption Pack

Digital adoption packs are delivered straight into your inbox and do not include a soft toy.

Physical adoption packs are delivered to your shipping address and may take up to 14 working days to be delivered.

4. Select the supporter level that is right for you

Bronze

Select a Bronze Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Adoption certificate
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and adoption updates

Silver

Select a Silver Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and adoption updates
  • One free ticket to visit our partner parks in the UK

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

Gold

Select a Gold Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and adoption updates
  • Two free tickets to visit our partner parks in the UK

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

Platinum

Select a Platinum Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year and animal updates
  • Four free tickets to visit our partner parks in the UK

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions