An endangered animal

We felt so fortunate to see a Black Rhino while in Kruger National Park.  They are being poached for their horn at astonishing rates because of the market in Asia for ground horn powder.  It is very sad.  Above is a link to an interesting video with some spectacular photography and a story about how some Black Rhinos are being flown out of the wild area to a safer conservation area.  Below is a photo of the one we saw.  For some time we slowly drove down the road perpendicular to him as he was walking behind a row of bushes.  Once we could have a clear view, he was not too happy to see us and decided to trot very quickly in our direction, he seemed closer to us than he looks in this picture.  We, wisely, moved along.

Black Rhino


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