Gamers around the world are raising funds for Cango Wildlife Ranch in SA

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This past weekend, gamers from all corners of the globe took to their platforms in an effort to raise funds for a wildlife reserve in South Africa.

The Cango Wildlife Ranch, located in Oudtshoorn, has over 4,000 animals and costs roughly R2 million a month to run and maintain. The reserve has been struggling to keep the animals fed and the staff paid since lockdown, restoring to fundraising where possible.

This past weekend, over 60 video game personalities from all over the world including as Malaysia, Canada, and Germany took to Twitch or YouTube and participated in the campaign to raise donations and awareness for the facility.

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A variety of games were played including the popular Minecraft, whose famous player and YouTube star, RenDog recently also raised funds for another local cause via gaming this year.

According to reports, it’s not the first time Cango has raised funds through streaming events – in April, they held a similar event with the goal of raising R30,000 but ended up raising over R100,000 instead. This past weekend, the campaign aimed to raise R50,000 to keep the animals fed throughout July.

For more information on the campaign and how you can get involved – click here. Read more on the latest entertainment and gaming news.

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