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SOS Rhino : In the News : CC AFRICA’S PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE CELEBRATES BIRTH OF ITS FIRST BLACK RHINO
 

CC AFRICA’S PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE CELEBRATES BIRTH OF ITS FIRST BLACK RHINO

 
Sep 12, 05 | 4:05 pm
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CC Africa’s Phinda Private Game Reserve has announced the birth of its first black rhino since moving fifteen of the endangered species onto the reserve early last year as part of the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.

Set in motion at Phinda by the World Wildlife Federation, the project aims to increase the population of the almost extinct black rhino by expanding the land available for their conservation. While this new addition increases the black rhino population to sixteen, reserve officials are eager to reach a thirty-plus population before relocating them to other conservation areas across the country.

The black rhino calf is currently one-month old. As yet, its gender remains unknown but park rangers report it being lively and healthy. The mother, having moved out of her usual "home range" to give birth, has since rejoined the calf. “The two animals,” says Les Carlisle, CC Africa's Environmental Manager, “spend most of their time hidden in the thick bushes and tall grass.”

CC Africa’s Phinda Private Game Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s Zululand, consistently ranks among the world’s best Safari reserves by readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines and is recognized as a leader in sustainable ecotourism. It comprises 45,000 acres of unique biodiversity including savannah, woodland, wetland systems, mountain ranges and marsh.

The name Phinda is Zulu for ‘the Return’- an apt title for a locale where the world’s premier cheetah reintroduction program was pioneered.

To know more, visit www.ccafrica.com, call 888 882 3742 toll-free or e-mail usa@ccafrica.com




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