Today is about celebrating the magnificent Rhinoceros! These incredible creatures who grace us with their presence throughout much of Africa have become synonymous with the battle that they are currently enduring against poaching. A complete lack of respect for wild animals and their well being; the separation of man from beast; the forgetting that we are all connected; that we are all part of the same canvas.
This day has been formed to increase awareness for the current plight of the rhino as their numbers continue to crash at the hands of a handful of poachers! All five species of rhino are currently being killed for their horns.
Although the poaching epidemic is very serious, the video below shows a lighter side to the current rhino situation. It provides a breathe of fresh air and inspiration to ensure the survival of every individual. Simultaneously it also highlights the innocence and vulnerability of this animal and pleads out for every one of us to do our part. Here at Londolozi we are passionate about conservation of wild animals and will continue to do all in our power to ensure that great rhino sightings endure forever in this beautiful part of the world.
“World Rhino Day, a global campaign initiated by WWF, calls on all concerned citizens of the world to dust off their vuvuzelas, toot their horns, blow their didgeridoos and make as much noise as possible at 1:00 PM Central Africa Time (CAT), as a symbolic act to send a powerful message to leaders that the time to take serious and effective action against rhino poaching is now” – http://www.rhinoconservation.org
Written, filmed and photographed by Adam Bannister