Twalumba (meaning ‘Thank you’ in Tonga), the rhino made from recycled cans was on Thursday received by the National Parks and Wildlife Authority at the authority’s stand at the on-going Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo.
The rhino which is the symbolic ambassador for conservation and poaching left Victoria Falls on Wednesday with a send-off and blessing from Chief Mvuthu and the Victoria Falls community.
Twalumba also visited the Painted Hunting Dog project in Hwange and Lupane en route to Bulawayo. Twalumba was made by artists from Ruoko project in the resort town.
Gift the Ruoko Artist showing Twalumba Poached horn.
The rhino was made from recycled cans and steel. Her horn is made from snare wire received by the Victoria Falls Anti-poaching Unit (VAPU) and Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife (ZNPW).
From Bulawayo, Twalumba will go to HIFA in Harare.
By: Pamenus Tuso
Date: 26 April 2013