Good news from Nakavango Estates is that they have had another Black Rhino calf born. Nakavango started with 2 adult cows and one sub adult cow in 2009. They brought in a bull from Imire. They are now (with the new addition) up to 8 rhino – a great achievement. Round the clock protection is provided by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), who have an exceptional record in looking after these rhino. Nakavango does show how even small protected populations of rhino can be viable, but the problem they now face is inbreeding!

He has been called Misinzo – which means a good beginning or ending to a long journey

From : Bhejani Trust

By : Trevor Lane

6 August 2014