BY FAITH MUTETE – In an attempt to repopulate Serengeti, nine black rhinos have been transferred from South Africa to Tanzania’s Serengeti Game Reserve.
The animals came from Thaba Tholo, a game farm in South Africa where Constantine Kanyasu, the deputy of natural resources minister said that they would do anything to protect the animals.
In Tanzania, the population now stands at 167 rhinos. According to the Wildlife Fund, the endangered black rhino was largely populated in Africa, but the onset of poaching by white settlers and a rise in demand for products associated with its protruding horns brought the number to a population of 2300 black rhinos in Africa.
Africa has since boosted its protection status of endangered species, repopulating them to avoid extinction.