Last week when Kapande was searching for lions he came across a rare black rhino! First he spotted the fresh tracks, and as he followed them further he heard the rhino running off, and saw its huge body moving away through the trees!
Kapande was so excited that he called us immediately to report the news. It is very unusual to see a black rhino here, or anywhere in Kenya as they are very rare, but the Mbirikani Game Scouts from the Maasailand Preservation Trust, which is based here at Ol Donyo Wuas are protecting the remaining wild black rhino that we have in the Chyulu Hills. Here are two black rhinos in the Masai Mara. The ones in the Chyulu Hills are far too shy to have their photos taken!!
What an amazing sight for Kapande, who had never seen a rhino before. All the Lion Guardians are working hard to save the lions here, so that our children will have the opportunity of seeing them, and will not be so amazed to see a lion in the wild, as we are with rhinos.