The Pick n Pay Team made a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and were privileged to meet an endangered baby Rhino, Gertjie who had his mother brutally murdered by poachers.
Gertjie was rescued by HESC and is now being nurtured at the centre, adapting well to life in there and is slowly becoming more and more confident, after being horrifically snatched from his mother.
This baby rhino takes two long walks daily and absolutely loves his mud baths. And much like any child, Gertjie is scared of sleeping alone at night. He spends sleep time snuggled up to a staff member and loves taking a snooze on their laps. Check out this video to see Gertjie snuggling up and getting ready for a nap
Pick n Pay is appealing to smart shopper customers to donate their smart shopper points over the next two months to HESC. Points can be donated through the smart shopper kiosk in Pick n Pay stores or via the mobile app, and will be used to provide Gertjie with more milk.
Pick n Pay stores will also have a trolley available where customers can drop off low-fat milk powder for Gertjie.
To learn more about Baby Rhino Gertjie, check out his Rhinolog http://www.picknpay.co.za/rhino