Lion Guardian finds Black Rhino!

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.


  • Brenton H says:

    Kapande is not only a Lion Guardian, he is now a Black Rhino Guardian as well! Congratulate Kapande on his exceptional skills as a Great Guardian of Wildlife for not only his people but for his country and the world. Brenton.

  • paula says:

    Wonderful post, what a fantastic photo. Congrats!

  • Siggi says:

    Excellent news!! 😉

  • Sonja says:

    You are all such dedicated people working towards such an important cause. It makes me happy just knowing that people like the Lion Guardians exist. I count you guys among my heroes.

  • Hashi-Hanta says:

    How wonderful! These magnificent creatures have been on the Earth for so long and how sad that man is destroying them and their habitat. I think of what they did to our buffalo here in the U.S. and it is now happening all over the world. I wish we could all learn from the four-leggeds and not make war or pollute the Earth.

    I am so greatful for such strong, wonderful men as the Lion Guardians! Thank you all so much for your great work!

    Tohono O’odham Nation, USA

  • Thank you all for your comments. We too were extremely excited to hear Kapande’s news of the black rhino sighting! We will do our best to continue to make you proud of the work we do. And thank you all for your donations, which help keep us doing it!

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