Ol Pejeta works to bring rhinos back from the brink

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and is home to 100 black rhinos. In 2007, they performed the largest rhino transaction in history, releasing 27 black rhinos into the 75,000 acres of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. During the move, the team put a transmitter in the horn of each rhino to track them and keep them safe from poachers. They are pioneering the latest technology to battle poaching, like using air drones to monitor their rhinos.

Ol Pejeta can currently house 120 rhinos, but is seeking new areas in the immediate neighbourhood to expand into. A new 20,000 acre conservation area has recently been set aside by the government on Ol Pejeta’s northern boundary, which might provide an ideal opportunity to expand.

If you want to support Ol Pejeta’s work, you can donate to their cause, take a visit or even volunteer to work alongside the animals.

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