After a ten-year absence, Eastern black Rhinos have been translocated to the Akagera National park in Rwanda from South Africa. In the last 70’s more than 50 Eastern black rhinos thrived in the Akagera national park but severely declined due to wide spread poaching of the rhinos for their horns that are believed to be medicinal. “The rhino’s return to this country however, is a testament to Rwanda’s extraordinary commitment to conservation and is another milestone in the restoration of Akagera’s natural diversity.” Said African Parks CEO Peter Fearnhead.  With the rhinos back in Rwanda, you can see the Big 5 in the wild i.e. lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and now the African black Rhino!

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