A four man anti poaching team is tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos, with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species.
Located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino, fewer than four thousand are estimated to remain. …
The rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.
2013 is on track to be the deadliest year yet for rhinos, two rhino are slaughtered for their tusks every day on average.