IN PICTURES: How to pack a rhino for travel from Flamingo Land to Africa
Eight-year-old black rhino, Chanua has embarked on her 7,000 mile journey from North Yorkshire to Africa
For the second time in two years Flamingo Land is contributing to global efforts to increase the world black rhino population. The release of gentle giant, Chanua, comes after three-year-old Olmoti travelled to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park last summer.
Eight-year-old Chanua, who is now of breeding age, was selected on the basis of her blood groupings by the stud book keeper for all rhino collections in the UK. She will be transported by plane on a 12-hour flight to Udzungwa Forest Project, Tanzania, where she will spend around a month getting used to local food before she is released.