Bench Events turn their attention to #Conservation in effort to raise funds


(Posted 16th January 2021)

Bench Events are continuing to evolve how they deliver their events through this pandemic.

In 2020 the company delivered multiple virtual events, webinars, podcasts to keep our community together and informed.

They now plan to extend this portfolio to include experiential masterclasses.

Bench Events will engage in an immersive virtual conservation workshop, taking place on Thursday 28th of January between 14:00 – 15:30 hrs (UTC).

They will be bringing you Shannon Elizabeth and her team for a procedure on Munu the Rhino. Munu is a rare type of Black Rhino who was blinded during territorial fights with other rhinos and his chances of making it out in the wild looked slim. The fighting left him with both his retinas detached.

Arrangements were made for his relocation to Founders Lodge where he is now homed in a secure and spacious sanctuary where he is cared for.

The time has come for Munu’s horn to be removed, as it poses a very real risk to his safety because of its value on the black market and the spike in poaching during the current pandemic.

Viewers can be assured that the procedure will not be painful for Munu, as rhino horn is made of keratin – the same stuff as human hair and nails.

Munu is part of a bigger conservation breeding plan to increase the numbers of this rare subspecies for release into the wild. The funds raised from this masterclass will go towards caring for Munu, administered by the Shannon Elizabeth Foundation.

Be part of the event and experience the live dehorning of Munu the Rhino.

Join Shannon Elizabeth and her team for this procedure, live questions and a unique up close experience.

Register here for only £50 to show your support to conservation:

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