Rhinos Without Borders
The illegal rhino horn trade has thinned Africa’s rhino population in recent years. On average, one rhino is killed every eight hours, and more than 6,000 have been lost since 2008. Rhinos Without Borders airlifts rhinos out of South Africa where poaching is rampant and releases them in the wild in Botswana where rangers patrol to keep them safe. Given that an adult rhino often weighs between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds, this is a delicate and costly endeavor. With a big payoff. The goal is to develop a safe breeding nucleus, to increase rhino populations. And it’s working. See these magnificent perissodactyls on safari and learn about this important work.