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Skydiving for rhinos

The Skydive for Rhinos campaign lets you help a rhino while overcoming your own fears.

Rhino. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN

CAPE TOWN - South Africans are doing their part for World Rhino Day on Saturday.

At least 200 people from across South Africa have already skydived to raise funds and awareness for rhino poaching.

The Skydive for Rhinos campaign began in KwaZulu-Natal last year when R500,000 was raised for rhino protection in the province.

The campaigns Sheelagh Antrobus said Saturdays skydive in Robertson will be the grand finale of this year's campaign.

"Skydiving is often on people's bucket list and it's something that you'd love to do, but you're usually too scared. So, by telling people to come on board and help us raise money, they can do something they would never usually do."

Antrobus said the campaign set their aim to raise R10 million for rhino anti-poaching needs this year.

"This campaign is based on the idea of ordinary South Africans doing something extraordinary for the country's rhino's. The money is going to go to four very strategic anti-poaching initiatives around the country."

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