Mariska is a shy rhino who likes hiding behind a tree when a situation is stressful, but behind her shyness, is a very bold young calf, with a heart of gold. She is so passionate in everything she does and when she looks at you with those big brown eyes, you can see the warmth and love inside her heart.

We found Mariska fighting alongside her mother against another rhino. She loves playing and covering herself in mud every single day. A rhino’s skin is actually quite sensitive and that’s why they do this on a regular basis.

When no one is looking, she runs like the wind, and sometimes runs as fast as 30 mph. She spends her days and nights grazing and only sleeps during the hottest parts of the day alongside her mother.

Her best friend is an Oxpecker bird who sits on her back and eats the bugs that crawl on her skin. The bird also calls out when danger approaches that gives Mariska enough time to hide or take action.

Mariska is happiest when it rains and spends hours playing around in the rain. She loves her mother dearly and doesn’t like it when she can’t see her mom.

Mariska needs your help and is in urgent need of your kind support to help with her on-going care and conservation. By adopting her, you will not only ensure that she is taken care of, but you will also give back to her and her family, the hope of a peaceful life on this earth.

Date of Birth: 8 January 2018

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