Five Rhinos Donated

Setting Free the Rhino

Called the most significant wildlife relocation in East Africa in 50 years, the first five of 32 critically endangered Eastern Black Rhino have been shipped from South Africa to the Serengeti in Tanzania. And one of the main reasons it has happened is Singita Grumeti.

The rhino population in Serengeti has fallen from 1000 to less than 70 in the past four decades. A half dozen of these rhino that were taken from Tanzania to South Africa in the early 1960s have thrived, and it is from that herd that the translocated animals originated.

The world’s population of black rhino, once 65,000, fell to an all-time low of 2,410 in 1995, mostly due to poaching. The figure now stands at 4.230, although Tanzania only has three percent of them, a mere 123.

Waiting for the Rhinos to be Offloaded, Seronera Airport

Singita Grumeti, which has done an unprecedented job of resuscitating an area almost the size of Kenya’s Maasai Mara with game that had virtually disappeared from there, turning it into an Eden, keeps on working to replenish the land with game. This latest effort, which will cost some $7 million over two years, has been done in collaboration with the Frankfurt Zoological Society and Tanzanian National Parks.

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