An update on the release of the three Black Rhino into Tanzania

Published 16 June 2009

Ace Bourke and John Rendall are both passionate supporters of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust and their work as George played such an instrumental role in the release of Christian.

On Friday 29 May 2009 the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust (GAWPT) took delivery of three rhinos, which were donated by the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic to the Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa), and released into the Rhino Sanctuary within Mkomazi National Park.

Constructed and stocked in 1997, The Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary is an enclosed, heavily guarded area of approximately 45 square kilometres, and could ultimately hold up to 20 rhinos. There is plenty of vegetation, and if the population increases, there is room for expansion. The Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary, although within the park, is managed by the Wildlife Preservation Trust Fund (WPTF) under its field director, Mr Tony Fitzjohn.

Two of the black Rhinos, Jabu and Deborah. Mkomazi 2009

Two of the black Rhinos, Jabu and Deborah. Mkomazi 2009

To read a personal account which was received by John Rendall of the release of Jamie, Jabu and Deborah, the three Black Rhinos, click here.

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