NEWS: New Baby Rhino Discovered On The Shamwari Conservation Experience!

NEWS: New Baby Rhino Discovered On The Shamwari Conservation Experience!

Posted by Demi Georgiou on May 12, 2018

On Tuesday, 8th May, a new-born black rhino was discovered by ranger Jessica Tyrer on the reserve at the Shamwari Conservation Experience

Jessica was completely unaware of the rhino’s presence until she saw this tiny calf clinging to its mother, and the whole team were ecstatic to learn of the discovery. As the reserve acts as a breeding centre for all resident species here, this new addition shows that the team at Shamwari continue to successfully aid the conservation of vulnerable African wildlife in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. 

Whilst there is still a rapid decline in the population of the African rhino, the Anti-Poaching Team and volunteers work harder than ever to ensure the safety of these iconic animals at the Shamwari Conservation Experience, and the team were thrilled to see another special addition join Africa’s black rhino population. When new arrivals emerge and exciting moments such as this take place, it reaffirms the hard work and efforts that have gone in to protecting the incredible wildlife at the project, providing a beacon of hope for rhino conservation overall.

Let’s not forget: it’s with thanks to volunteers that this project can carry out its phenomenal work!

Established in 1992, the project began from a derelict farmland on the Eastern Cape of Africa with the intention to restore the lands to its former glory, working also to rebuild the area’s natural biodiversity and to aid in wildlife conservation. After years of volunteering efforts and the work of dedicated staff, the project has thrived and the wildlife can call the reserve home once again. 

Shamwari Conservation Experience South Africa

With the project going from strength to strength, the team celebrate conservation achievements dating back over 25 years and look forward to more success in the future. 

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