MEET THE RHINO WARRIORS

We’re making a real difference

Meet our Rhino Warriors! These are brave, young kids fighting for the protection of vulnerable and orphaned baby rhino. They are motivated and fearless campaigners; they are remarkable leaders and achievers with vision who are doing amazing things to save the rhino from extinction.

Our Rhino Warriors have done presentations at schools, networked with other global citizens and leaders, have held successful, energizing and motivational events at schools, and have supported a student council’s exploration into environmental work. They have also worked hands-on with orphaned rhinos… making sure its fed and warm, loved, and protected from poachers!! Imagine caring for the rhino species which has been on the planet for 55 million years! Let’s help this magnificent and iconic species continue to outlive us all!

ISAAC KRIEL

Founder and Youth Team Leader

Isaac was born in South Africa in 2007. From a young age, Isaac has eagerly taken on projects for the protection of endangered species. At age 6, he published a book and donated the proceeds to saving trafficked pangolins in Vietnam. When Isaac's father adopted baby rhino Thor, Isaac felt that he could do more. He joined the team at Baby Rhino Rescue and immediately began raising awareness for the plight of the rhino. Isaac believes he “can grow a big community to help save the rhinos”. He is the leader of the youth team and through his presentations at schools, he has inspired other kids to be involved. Isaac has received hands on experience in working with rhinos. His teachers describe him as a "soulful, spirited and ambitious child...years beyond his age".

EVE KRIEL

Co-founder and Youth Team Leader

Eve was born in South Africa in 2009 and is the youngest member of the BRR team. Since she was very little she has loved all animals (especially her dogs Bobby and Bella). Eve has shown tremendous compassion, gentleness and kindness towards animals and has helped care for baby birds and baby owls. She wants to rescue and rehabilitate animals when she is older. Eve was extremely enraged when she learnt about rhino poaching and produced a beautiful little song “Little Rhino’s Melody”. She has joined BRR to learn what it takes to protect the rhino species and other endangered animals. Eve has also worked with orphaned baby rhinos to gain valuable skills and knowledge to protect them.

IAN McCRACKEN

Rhino Warrior

Ian is a 12-year old boy, son to Mexican mom and American dad, so his outlook on life is less constrained by borders. He’s an avid tennis player, loves his dog Tamarindo, and has a special place in his heart where rhinos live. First sad and frustrated, but now hopeful, he knows his help can make a difference. So much so, his dad just started a business focused on rhino protection!

RHINO EDUCATORS

We have a great team of environmental activists, who in their capacity as educators, help us to reach out to other kids at schools. Meet this amazing team, who are responsible for some incredible work!

Elli Kriel

Director of Education for Baby Rhino Rescue

Elli is an Educator who has worked in universities in South Africa and Dubai. For the past 3 years, after joining Baby Rhino Rescue, Elli has been committed to building the Rhino Warrior team, preparing Rhino Warriors for leadership roles, facilitating opportunities at schools, and creating wonderful educational resources for Rhino Warriors and teachers alike. Elli now works with a team of educators and Rhino Warriors around the world, on this important mission to help save rhinos from extinction. Elli is of the firm belief that one does not need to be an adult to have a say in matters of the world. As citizens of this earth, Elli hopes that children will have access to opportunities to voice their opinions about matters that they care about and affect them. Elli loves working with the ability of every child and endeavors to create platforms to enable opportunities for children to express themselves. Elli believes that as kids act on important issues, they are becoming prepared to be our future leaders and at the same time, they serve as role models for other children.

Dana Connors

Switzerland

Dana is an elementary school teacher currently living in Switzerland with her husband and dog, Bart. She is an animal lover and had always wanted to visit Africa. She was lucky enough to visit South Africa and Swaziland in 2016. She spent two days camping in Kruger National Park and was most excited to see the rhino. During her last day in the park, as she was leaving, she saw seventeen rhinos!! This moment rekindled her love for them (unfortunately she was too awestruck by the rhinos that she didn’t snap a picture of them, but did manage to take a picture with an elephant). The game driver exclaimed that seeing that many rhinos in one place was very lucky. It is Dana's hope that future generations will also be this lucky to see this many majestic rhinos in the wild.

Dana has been teaching for the past 10 years and truly believes that children are our warriors in this battle against extinction. She has helped create resources and activities with Baby Rhino Rescue for teachers and students all over the world. Her hope is that with these tools, they they will be able to make a difference in our future.

Sabine Anderson

South Africa

Sabine Anderson lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a passionate  rhino warrior. She is married with children and grandchildren with her pets constituting family too! She has worked as a nursery/preschool school teacher for the past 29 years and has made a point of educating the young ones about the plight of the rhinos, with great success! Sabine is turning her four and five year old students into active rhino warriors, and future leaders.

Florencia Bustos

Chile

Florencia Bustos is 18 years and was born and raised in Chile, South America. She is a very active and passionate person who loves animals. She volunteered with Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary and it made her only more passionate about wanting to take action to raise awareness about the rhino crisis. She's in her senior year of the German school in Santiago and wants to study Anthropology.

Become a Rhino Warrior

Do you LOVE animals? Are you also worried about the rhino? Do you want to get involved? Be part of a team? There’s so much you can do… How about reaching out to others - your friends, families and schools. You can do your own presentations, meet a super-cool team of Rhino Warriors from around the world, brainstorm ideas together, have fun while learning and sharing, and who knows, you may even get to meet a real rhino one day!

Baby Rhino Rescue offers an active program which gives you the opportunities to develop yourselves in environmental work, be creative and express your opinions about the world and the protection of its species. This is the place where eco-leaders are born and leave their mark! Join us and be the voice for vulnerable rhino.

If you, your parents, and teachers love animals, here is a unique opportunity to help save the rhino from extinction. Think of all that we can do together….we always say “this is as big as you dream it”, so go for it! We are waiting for you!

Contact us and find out how you and your family or school can get involved!

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