He was born in the wilds of Congo, captured and brought up in a European zoo, then shipped back to Africa with the fate of his entire species resting on his shoulders. Between the time of his capture and his journey to Kenya, the northern white rhino was completely wiped out in the wild. Now, as the last male in existence, Sudan has been the subject of art, news features, documentaries and global summits. His extraordinary story, and what it means for other endangered species, will be told in a BBC2 documentary, Sudan: The Last Of The Rhinos, on Wednesday 28th June at 9pm.
On the 17th & 18th June, cricketers from across the globe battled it out in Ol Pejeta’s annual two-day cricket tournament – the Last Male Standing Cricket Cup. The nail-biting final was contested between the East Africa Cricket Foundation (EACF) and South Africa’s Crease Lightning, with EACF emerging the stronger team.
On Wednesday 14th June, Manno took his first steps into his outdoor enclosure. Having been kept in a cage and surrounded by concrete all of his life, Manno has never known natural outdoor space. In true Kenyan style, he celebrated with a delicious piece of sugarcane.
Matt Meyer and the Rhino Ride team have so far cycled 2,000km across America in 62 days while towing a 350 pound rhino named Lunar – all to raise awareness and funds for rhinos. They are still short of their $250,000 target, and are holding a raffle for a safari worth $20,000. All proceeds from the raffle will be added to the donation kitty. Photo: @rhinoride2017
Kids discover their roots on Ol Pejeta
Our latest conservation activity is tree planting – and these students have been enjoying getting their hands dirty with indigenous seedlings!