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Northern white rhino on countdown to extinction

With a depressing inevitability, the countdown to extinction for the northern white rhino continues. Nola, a 41 year old female living at San Diego Zoo, has been put down, after unsuccessful treatment for a bacterial infection. She was also suffering from arthritis and other age-related issues. This leaves only three of the sub-species remaining, one […]

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Kenya’s black rhinos gaining ground

Some welcome good news from Kenya, where the land available for black rhino is being extended by some 8,000 hectares, with the establishment of the Mutara Conservancy in the Laikipia region. The new conservancy borders Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is home to a significant proportion of Kenya’s black rhino population. Ol Pejeta will assist in […]

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Kenya’s rhinos: the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s two years since we reported on ambitious plans to introduce rhinos to Borana Conservancy in Kenya’s Laikipia region, bucking the trend of many landowners who were removing rhinos in the face of poaching threats. Now there’s more good news: Borana and neighbouring Lewa Conservancy are dropping the fence separating the two properties, to create […]

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Rhino Sanctuary Wins Ecotourism ‘Oscar’

As awards time comes around once again and gongs are given out to the great and good we felt it was timely to celebrate the success of Ol Pejeta, an impressive Kenyan rhino sanctuary we visited late last year, which has just been handed the well-earned title of ‘Private Conservancy of the Year’. Ol Pejeta’s […]

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Where to watch wild rhinos

We’re often asked where are good places to see rhinos in the wild, so now we’ve added a page to this blog listing some of our favourite places. Because of the poaching epidemic some reserves are understandably reluctant to publicise their rhinos, so we’ve not included these locations.  Instead we’ve limited ourselves to parks where […]

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Great expectations

Meet Najin, one of the rarest mammals in the world. This critically endangered animal is a Northern white rhino and there are now only seven of them left on the planet; which is why everyone at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where she now lives, are crossing their fingers and hoping upon hope that Najin […]

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