The Balloon Rhino Project
By sponsoring a Rhino immobilization not only do you get to experience a ‘once in a lifetime’ event, but you also contribute to the conservation, and furthered protection, of these amazing creatures.
An experienced helicopter pilot, Vet and Park management professionally carry out the Rhino notching operation. The helicopter is used to locate an unmarked Rhino, and is the platform from which the Vet darts the Rhino. The helicopter is also used in guiding the animal to suitable working areas and away from danger.
We do not supply a vehicle or any refreshments. If you need us to quote on any of this please advise.
Once the Rhino is adequately sedated, ground crew and guests move in on foot and carry out the necessary procedures of notching, and DNA collection.
For more information regarding balloons or balloon projects please contact: Perine Pretorius
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This will enable us to track how much money are being raised through this website
All funds are paid directly into the account of the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust
Trust certificate numbers
Public Benefits Organisation # 93004475
Non Profit Organisation # 115-327
I Trust # 9420/05
Fundraising # G1540AS13
The Pilanesberg National Park is not affiliated to Sanparks and is, therefore, reliant on themselves to raise funds. The Pilanesberg already lost five rhino in 2016, an additional three have been injured and are being treated by an expert medical team.
Join us in our efforts to protect these gentle giants.
A WORLD FIRST
AN INITIATIVE OF
BALLOONS SPONSORED BY:
On the 11th and 12th of August 2016, a group of local balloon decorators under the leadership of world-renowned balloon expert and trainer Guido Verhoef (Netherlands) will build the largest balloon sculpture on African soil.
Our rhino sculpture of approximately 15 x 7 meters will be displayed in the central court of Menlyn Shopping Centre, Pretoria. Members of the public will be invited to take photos with our balloon rhino for a small donation to the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust.
During the week of 8 to 14 August 2016, the event in Pretoria will be supported by a group of talented balloon artists from all over the world. Each of the artists/teams will build and install their rhino sculpture, which will vary in size and design. Displaying the versatility and creativity the balloon industry has become known for.
Each team will do their part to raise awareness and funds within their communities to benefit the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust.
We are thrilled to announce that a network of professional balloon decorators from all over the world are joining hands to raise funds & awareness in support of the Pilanesberg Rhinos. This will be the first ever global fund-raising effort undertaken by the balloon industry