@Regran_ed from @disunitythefilm - 💔Sad news from @africanparksnetwork - The Governments of South Africa, Republic of Chad, African Parks and SANParks confirm the discovery of two Black rhino carcasses in Chad:
The rhino were among a group of six black rhino translocated to #Chad from #SouthAfrica in May 2018 to bring the species back to #ZakoumaNationalPark after almost a 50-year absence.
The rhinos had been held in bomas in the national park for two months after their arrival in Chad on 4 May, before being released into a temporary sanctuary for another two months to enable their acclimatisation to the environment. In late August, the #sanctuary fence was removed and the rhinos were free to roam the wider park where they continued to be monitored constantly. The #carcasses of two of the rhino – a bull and a cow -- were discovered in separate s on 15 October 2018.
We can confirm that these two rhinos (a male and a female) were not #poached, however, the exact cause of death is not yet known. A specialist Veterinarian was dispatched and is now on site in Zakouma National Park in order to conduct a postmortem that will provide more information on the cause of death and assess the situation to advise on further actions. Details of this will be made available once the cause has been confirmed. .
#pressrelease #africaparks #savetherhino - #regrann