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42 year old, Anton Fouche is pulling a fiberglass life-sized rhino dubbed “George” from Modimolle (Nylstroom) in the Limpopo Province to Cape Town in the Western Cape.

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He is embarking on this 1,500km journey to raise awareness for rhino poaching and the plight of these majestic animals. He is also dedicating the journey to all the rangers who work countless hours in dangerous circumstances to protect our rhino and other wildlife.

Anton started his journey on 31st of August and his aim is to cover 20-30km a day, a feat by itself if you consider “George” weighs in at 120kg. He is relying on the goodwill of others for places to sleep and eat on his journey to Cape Town. Anton is currently half way and plans to arrive in Cape Town on 31 October 2015 where he will end his journey at the V&A Waterfront.

His rhino is painted with 1,215 red dots – one for each of the animals killed in South Africa last year.

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The trek is not a fundraising effort, but rather is to raise awareness and he is certainly doing that! He has met numerous people along the way, many of whom are eager to learn why he is doing this, so his mission is defiantly a success thus far.

You can follow Anton’s progress and support him on his Facebook page: Walking 4 Rhinos and Rangers

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