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8-year-old boy raises over R6000 for orphaned baby rhino

Eight-year-old Hunter Mitchell created a crowd-funding initiative to raise money for an abandoned rhino calf at the Aquila Private Game Reserve.

The reserve's Judy Mannering says the baby rhino was rejected and ill-treated by its parents after it was born on New Year's Eve.

Young Mitchell says he raised R6 520 after hearing the sad story about the endangered animal.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

We had to intervene very quickly and uplift the calf and we started the bottle feeding process.

Judy Mannering, Aquila Private Game Reserve spokesperson

I decide to raise some money to help Aquila take care of the rhino.

Hunter Mitchell

My mom helped me create a Facebook page and a fundraising page which we shared with family and friends in South Africa and overseas.

Hunter Mitchell

I wanted to start the new year doing something to help others. So, I thought it was the perfect project because endangered rhinos need all the help they can get.

Hunter Mitchell

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