Donate Helps the Trust

Dear Donator

We appreciate your donation at any level.


Your donation will help the Turgwe Hippo Trust to purchase the necessary materials to operate the Trust to keep on saving these wild hippos. To run the Trust we use a generator for power as we do not have electricity living here in the Zimbabwe bush. We operate the pump in the river to keep the hippos two emergency pans with water by utilising this generator. Our Internet and Email communications are run using a satellite dish powered by the generator. We need daily fuel to run the generator and to run the Trust’s vehicles. We need to employ local people for any extra projects as well as pay the rangers.

You will be helping us by any donation you can afford.


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New volunteers from USA have created a Not for Profit Corporation to help the Turgwe Hippo Trust raising funds for the animals’ conservation. After years of awesome support from Canadian volunteers, it was time for them to take some rest as it was a heavy load task on top of their current occupation. Thank you so much to the full Canadian team for supporting us for all these past years.

Welcome to the new team and thank you for embracing such a sustainable mission.

All donations received by Friends of Turgwe Hippo Trust USA, Inc. A US based Not for Profit Corporation whose purpose is to provide support to and promote the interest of the Turgwe Hippo Trust in Zimbabwe.

Funds you donate are used exclusively to benefit the Trust in Zimbabwe.

Friends of Turgwe Hippo Trust USA, Inc is a valid 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Corporation in accordance with the standards and regulations of the internal Revenue Service (IRS). American citizens/donators will receive an IRS receipt for completing their IRS statement with each single donation.

Donators from other countries using the USD currency/button will not receive any receipt.

Choice is given to donate within three currencies.

Feel free to choose the one you prefer.

American Donators, click the button above.

A few actions we recently achieved thanks to your help amongst our normal daily tasks: we fed the hippos with hay, survival ration and horse cubes for five months, we improved the flow of the Turgwe river, and we daily patrol the bush either on our own or accompanying the five rangers, removing the snares put by poachers.

When the truck delivers hay at the trust, all the team has hands on carrying the bales
The rangers proudly present all the monthly collect of snares they have removed from the bush.
Silas and rangers take part in drawing a lucky winner of name the baby hippo when new calves are born.
The rangers, Jean Roger and volunteers are fixing the broken weir.