Saving the Rhino from Extinction

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Pat Conti

The Western Black Rhino of Africa was declared officially extinct on November 10, 2011. In this private 7000 hecture game reserve in South Africa, they have a breeding program where rare and endangered species are bred before being released on the main reserve. There are over 150 white and black rhinos on the reserve making it the largest collection of rhinos in the world. Their horns are removed to protect them from poachers. Here are just a few rhinos roaming freely with the water buffalo just before sundown.

Location: Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa

 

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