“The minute he touched that precious animal and could feel her breathing, it became all so very real.”
This week Rhino Connect ventured into a remote part of Limpopo to assist an owner with fitment of a tracking collar and trim the horns of his black rhino, in the hope that these efforts will ensure their safety, and give them an opportunity to breed in a safer environment.
Black rhinos are on the highly endangered list.
A group of supporters joined us for this hands-on real-time conservation experience.
After a day of flying, hours of driving, and following rhino spoor in the veld, darting, collaring and horn trimming, we gathered around a friendly fire for dinner where we laughed and shared stories of the impact this type of work had on each person at different moments throughout the day.
A special moment was when one of the supporters said that the minute he touched that precious animal and could feel her breathing, it became all so very real to him, he is now invested in the future of black rhino.
Having the public fully understand and personally experience what we at Rhino Connect do daily, and what these animals go through for their own protection, is vitally important as it ensures the support we need to continue working to protect our rhino.
Whilst we are extremely grateful for the help received so far, much more needs to be done.
Please help where you can.
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