Young South African hero raises R190 000 in support of orphaned rhino

Young South African hero raises R190 000 in support of orphaned rhino

- An 11-year-old truly South African youngster, Hunter Mitchell, has raised R190 000 for Raise the Baby Rhino Foundation

- This is the highest amount of funding raised to date by the organisation

- Baby rhino Osita was born on Aquila Private Game Reserve, the initial reason Hunter started his foundation

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Hunter Mitchell from Somerset West is hailed a hero for his fundraising support of orphaned baby rhino all over SA.

Hunter states on his Raise The Baby Rhino Page: “ It costs R5500 for every hour to have a helicopter up in the air to find an orphaned rhino! Special milk, medicine and bomas for saved orphans can cost lots and lots of money. Every rhino life counts and they all deserve second chances.” learned from reports from Eyewitness News that 11-year-old Hunter raised R190 000 for orphaned Rhino.

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This wildlife warrior has raised funds for three years. His initial idea to raise funds was in response to a plea from Aquila Private Game Reserve, where baby rhino Osita was born. Since then a Facebook page has been set up for friends and relatives to follow his progress.

Hunter has been nominated for many awards: Lead SA Youth Hero, Steve Irwin Visionary Wildlife Warrior, Enviropedia Eco-Youth Finalist to name a few.

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At the tender age of only 11 Hunter has hosted many fundraisers, his most recent event raking in R190, 000.

Baby rhino Osita taken under Hunters wing is to have her last feed with him. He says protection for the rhino is something people should be focusing on.

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