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Monday, 5 July 2010

Tanzania – repatriation of black rhinos.

Tanzania – repatriation of black rhinos to their native habitat enhances game viewing in the Mbuzi Mawe area of Serengeti.

In an effort to increase rhino populations in the Serengeti National Park and consequently enhance the game park’s status as one of the world’s most celebrated wildlife reserves conservationists, in conjunction with the Tanzanian government, have trans located the first 5 of 32 East African black rhinos from South Africa back to their native habitat.

Up to date news inform that the new arrivals received a jubilant welcome, not only from the Tanzanian public, but also from the staff and guests of Serena Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp who, thanks to the camp’s ideal location, will now have the advantage of easily spotting the rare rhino species.

The critically endangered animals were bred from a group that was rescued from the Serengeti and relocated to South Africa to prevent their total extinction as a result of rampant poaching in the 60’s and 70’s which saw their population dwindle from over 1,000 to just 70. The return of the rhinos is a significant landmark for nature conservation in Tanzania as it will not only help restore one of the Serengeti’s principal big game species but also maintain northern Tanzania as a tourist destination where all of Tanzania’s native flora and fauna can be viewed.

If you would like to see these magnificent beasts in the wild please view our sample Northern Tanzania itinerary or contact us.

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