Animal preservation, also our passion. We care ... for Oz.
CARE for WILD AFRICA represents the tremendous efforts of Petronel Nieuwoudt, a lady with more than 20 years of experience in the care and conservation of wildlife, who has now consolidated her efforts to develop a center in South Africa devoted to the care and rehabilitation of African wildlife. Care, hand rearing management and capture of infant, injured/orphaned animals are the passions that drive CARE for WILD AFRICA. Petronel is also one of a few who has specialized in the care of orphaned and injured rhinos.
For Pepperl+Fuchs it all started when Dr. Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs Germany came to South Africa for the Pepperl+Fuchs Office inauguration in Johannesburg. During this visit, he became aware of the poaching problem in South Africa. Hearing about this, he left determined to get the company involved in the cause to save the rhinos. When Marc Van Pelt, Managing Director of Pepperl+Fuchs in South Africa, communicated the story of a baby rhino found in the Kruger National Park to Dr. Kegel, the company got the opportunity to assist. The baby rhino's mother was poached near Lower Sabie, he was about 4 months old. He was a very shy calf as he witnessed his mother being killed with a rifle. This story came to the attention of one of the private shareholders of Pepperl+Fuchs and the decision was made to adopt “Oz”, (8 months old & 255kg today) at the ‘CARE for WILD AFRICA’ Rhino Sanctuary.
Pepperl+Fuchs is at home on every continent. Automation is our world. Perfect application solutions are our goal. Founded in 1945 as a radio repair shop, Pepperl+Fuchs is now one of the world’s leading providers of industrial sensors and explosion protection technology. Innovation and close attention to customer requirements have always been hallmarks of this family-run enterprise. Our main focus is always on your individual requirements, making customer applications as simple, efficient and secure as possible. With the same passion and commitment that made Pepperl+Fuchs the worldwide pioneer and innovator in the industry, we will dedicate ourselves to protection and conservation of wildlife.