In 2013, after a trip to Samburu, Nakuru, Amboseli and Masaai Mara, the one disturbing theme was “There used to be rhinos here.” Aside from an occasional siting on the Mara, rhinos had vanished, wiped from what used to be their home.
In contrast Ol Pejeta was maintaining a safe haven for both white and black rhinos within the sanctuary.
But today, there is something stirring in the bush that wasn’t there on my trip-hope.
In 2015, with combined efforts of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) and Lewa Conservancy, several black rhinos were reintroduced to Samburu. They have been relocated to a 21,000 acre sanctuary in Sera Community Conservancy with hopes they will slowly reestablish a population in the area.
This is the first time in Kenya, a community is responsible…
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