ACS revels in rhino relocation

Profiles — 16.09.18
 

Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks had said: “The rhinoceros has survived on this planet for millennia, but with fewer than 25,000 remaining due to the insatiable demand for their horns, they are more affiliated with extinction than survival. Through our partnership with the Government of Chad we have been able to restore security to Zakouma, creating an opportunity to re-establish a Central African population of the species in a secure and functioning park. This reintroduction is an important contribution to the long-term conservation of rhinos in Africa, and also to the enrichment of Chad’s natural heritage”

Du Toit concluded: “We are incredibly grateful to have been entrusted with such a poignant and important transportation, and we hear that the rhinos have settled in well to their new home.”


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