Ringo the Rhino – A Short but Remarkable Life

By Wandering Maasai | 20 July 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this news – sadly, on the night of July 19th, Ringo the baby rhino at Ole Pejeta Conservancy passed away.


Ringo had been unwell for two weeks, and despite Ol Pejeta Conservancy doing the very best they could, he succumbed to his illness during the night with his caregivers by his side.

As we mourn the loss of a little rhino who had the odds stacked against him from day one, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Asilia also ask you all to join us in celebrating his life – recognising what a huge impact Ringo had on all who knew him.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy had this to say about the weeks before Ringo’s untimely passing: “When Ringo fell ill, our dedicated team of caregivers and vets ran tests, consulted specialists in South Africa and made him as comfortable as possible – monitoring him 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, raising wild-born rhinos in captivity is notoriously difficult. Inevitably, no matter how hard we try, humans can never replicate the environment that a rhino calf would be exposed to in the wild.”

During his short life, Ringo inspired hundreds of people all over the world with his playful antics and irresistible charm. In simply being himself, he helped to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos in Africa. We would like to thank you for supporting Ringo, a very special rhino, and invite you to join us in carrying on his legacy.

Let us look back at the first time we were introduced to Ringo and remember him as a happy, healthy baby rhino who loved life!

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