Threatened Rhinos Given A Huge Boost In Yorkshire

 

Rhino

 

From The Yorkshire Times.

 

The safety of threatened rhinos has been given a huge boost with grants from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.

It has funded two key projects that will protect black and white rhino populations across Kenya which are being ruthlessly targeted by poachers.

The devastating trade has left many young rhinos orphaned and vulnerable without the protection of their parents

The animals are prized for their horns which are sold in some Asian countries as a medicine.

YWPF funds will support anti-poaching initiatives and fund the construction of the two new enclosures, called bomas, to facilitate care for injured or orphaned rhinos requiring veterinary treatment or hand-rearing.

 

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