Spirit Wildlife Foundation

About Spirit Wildlife Foundation

Established by husband-and-wife team, Ian and Jooles Kilbride, the Spirit Wildlife Foundation exists for one important purpose: to contribute effectively to the survival and sustainability of Africa’s endangered species.

The Spirit Wildlife Foundation is passionate about rhino conservation and is committed to the preservation and sustainability of this iconic species. To allow their extinction would be to lose the heart and soul of Africa. We must act now and we must act decisively. We must win the war against rhino poaching for this generation, for our children’s generation and for all future generations, not just in Africa.

The Spirit Wildlife Foundation raises and distributes monies that go directly to deserving projects that have a clear and demonstrable track-record of effective wildlife conservation in Africa.
The foundation is a non-partisan, non-political, non-profit organisation through which all monies are channeled to existing wildlife conservation projects.

All of this means that Spirit Wildlife Foundation is not an office-bound organisation. It is focused on being up close and personal and making a measurable difference. Yet, as committed as the Spirit Wildlife Foundation is to its vision of African wildlife sustainability, to be successful it needs partners and funding.

Spirit Wildlife Foundation commits to: Raise awareness of the scourge of poaching, and the importance of conservation and sustainability through its extensive personal networks and electronic platforms.

Meet the Fab Five

The 5 rhino orphans specifically protected by Spirit Wildlife Foundation


Rescued on Christmas Day 2016


Rescued on Christmas Day 2016


Rescued in August 2013


Rescued in October 2014


Rescued in August 2013

Our Rhino’s live at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary

The sanctuary was founded by Petronel Nieuwoudt in 2001. Petronel is one of the few people worldwide who has specialised in the care of orphaned and injured rhino. When the orphaned rhino babies arrive at the sanctuary traumatised, Petronel’s experience and insight at this point is undeniable.

Would you like to donate to ensure the survival of these keystone species?