Recently you might have noticed me share pictures of a Rhino Coin Bank on my social media. If you wondered what the deal was with this, not so plush, plush… it’s simple. This toy rhino is the relaunch or a very successful project that ran a while back, using a simple toy to raise funds for orphaned rhinos
Prima Toys sent it my way and as I have some earth child, hippie tendencies, it got my attention. I immediately thought that this toy would be an ideal way to give a gift to a child (R199 is round about the birthday gift standard?) and also do something for the rhino who desperately need our help.
Prima Toys have launched these crazy cute,”piggy banks” and everytime you buy one R10 is given to Wildlife ACT, who facilitates the funding of various organisations that care for and feed baby orphaned rhinos, until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.
The funds will be used to help sponsor the teams that are sent out to find and rescue the orphaned rhinos in the wild, the formula (milk) and feed needed to sustain the baby rhinos, as well as the upgrade of security at the bomas where these orphans are held.
The Rhino Coin Banks look like a normal everyday soft toy but it has a plastic interior and a removable stopper to hold money inside its belly.
Rhino Coin Banks are available at Spar, Hamley’s, Checkers, Pick n Pay, Toyzone, Game and Spar. R199.99 of which R10 will be donated to WildLife ACT.
Check out what the boys thought about their new rhino buddy below