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A Rhino’s not just for Christmas…

2 min read

Updated 01 January 2022

Black rhino and roan antelope
Picture of Chris McIntyre

By Chris McIntyre

Managing Director

*A version of this article originally appeared in the January 2022 Bush Telegraph newsletter. You can read our recent newsletters and sign-up to receive these in your inbox on our Bush Telegraph newsletter page.

Many gifts were exchanged over the festive season, and so it was between the governments of Kenya and Tanzania. Black rhinos for roan antelopes to be precise.

In a bid to boost the populations of both species, Tanzania transported 20 roan antelopes from Rungwa Game Reserve to boost the last dozen currently living in Kenya’s Ruma National Park. In return, Kenya relocated an undisclosed number of female black rhinos to two parks in northern Tanzania, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where it is hoped they will breed with the resident male black rhinos.

For both species, the translocations are important steps, coupled with other conservation measures, to ensure their future in these conservation areas.

For detailed guides on the best places across to Africa to see black rhinos, roan antelopes or any of our travellers’ other favourite mammals, check out our citizen science wildlife maps. Expert Africa travellers have been recording wildlife sightings across the countries we work in for the last four years, making this an outstanding resource for wildlife enthusiasts.

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