Rwanda Receives Eastern lack Rhinos From South Africa

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Rwanda has today morning received ten of the twenty expected black Rhinos from South Africa

The rhinos arrived at Kigali International Airport at around 3:30am aboard an Etihad Airways Cargo plane.

Other 10 are expected in the country in the next one week according to reports.

The  Black rhinos that were off loaded amid supervision of a team veterinary officers were later put on truck drove to they new home Akagera national park.

The eastern black Rhinos were last seen in Rwanda ten years ago and estimates also indicate that around 1970s the park had around 50 rhinos which either died due to poaching or war

In readiness for the rhinos, the park which is a protected savannah habitat has since undergone transformation since African Parks assumed management in 2010.

Among the upgrades in readiness for the rhinos includes establishment of an expertly-trained rhino tracking and protection team, a canine anti-poaching unit and the deployment of a helicopter for air surveillance.



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