Rampfy the pangolin - the pangolin diaries
12 Aug
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The Pangolin Diaries – Part 2

Following Part 1 of our pangolin diaries we started the story of pangolin survivor Rampfy – the first of four pangolins whose rehabilitation will be sponsored by The Boucher Legacy. Now in part 2 of our story Rampfy continues to get healthier and more playful before being released back into the wild. Alexis Kriel, Director […]

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12 Aug
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The Pangolin Diaries – Part 1

As a follow on from our story on the plight of the pangolin we are pleased to share with you the story of pangolin survivor Rampfy whose recovery has been managed by the African Pangolin Working Group. Rampfy is the first of four pangolins whose rehabilitation will be sponsored by The Boucher Legacy. Alastair Hewitt, […]

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12 Aug
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The Plight of the Pangolin

“We can’t individually save the world, but we can try and save one species.” – Professor Ray Jansen, Chairman of African Pangolin Working Group Wise old man of the bush The Pangolin – the venerable ‘wise old man’ of the African bush – is said to be a totem of good luck and the bringer […]

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Baby rhino orphan at the rhino orphanage Limpopo
17 Jul
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Caring for Orphaned Rhino

Every rhino is valuable, so it is vitally important that they are all protected. Rhino orphanages bring many benefits, perhaps most obviously in their key animal welfare and husbandry role. Every year that the poaching crisis continues, brings us closer to a tipping point where the number of rhinos being poached outnumbers live births. It […]

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23 May
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Living with rhinos

This article was taken from Michelle Sole’s blog about her experience at the Rhino Orpanage in 2015: Poachers often target female rhinos as they tend to have larger horns than males (males wear their horns down when fighting). The majority of the time an adult female has a dependant calf with her and if she […]

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16 Apr
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Rhino horns same as fingernails!

Rhino horns are made up of keratin, the very same substance that forms our nails and hair. In essence, the “benefits” achieved from consuming rhino horn should just as easily be able to be achieved by biting our fingernails!

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29 Mar
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Conservation Lager launched

Devil’s Peak Beer Company has committed to donating R1 to The Boucher Legacy for every bottle of Conservation Lager beer sold.

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25 Jan
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The legacy of Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher is an ex-Proteas cricket legend and now a passionate conservationist.

He started his cricketing career in 1997 and by the time he retired he had played 147 Tests along with 295 one-day internationals and 25 Twenty20 games. During his career he was responsible for 999 dismissals in all forms of international cricket, 555 of them in Tests, earning him the nickname ‘Mr 555’.

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15 Jan
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Become an agent of change

Rhinos are part of our national heritage. They belong to all South Africans and it is our responsibility to protect them. There are a number of ways that you can help by becoming an agent of change in your community.

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