Instagram – January 23rd, 2019
Our second video from our trip to the incredible @somkhandagamereserve last June is all about rhino dehorning. Dehorning is one of the most persuasive methods used to keep rhinos safe from poachers and Somkhanda was one of the first reserves on the continent in which the exercise was carried out and we were lucky enough to take part in the dehorning and collaring of four rhino, two black and three white. Keep watching to find out more…. 🦏
Our trip was organized in conjunction with @charity_travel The experienced team made up of Wildlands/WildTrust (@wildlandssa ), Wildlife ACT (@wildlife_act ) and Dr. Mike Toft (@drmiketoft of Kirafru Wildlife Veternary Services) did a phenomenal job. The rhino are located @SomkhandaGameReserve – a big 5 community owned reserve operated by Wildands. Thank you to Andrew Venter (@venter.andrew ), CEO of WILDTRUST, for making our trip such a valuable learning experience! We were also joined by the highly talented @jamessuter and @oli_caldow of @blackbeanproductions – thank you for taking such great pics and videos of the exceptional conservation work done on this trip!