Monday, January 17, 2005

NEWS - Rescue mission starts for DRCs Northern White Rhinos

More on this developing story from this Mail and Guardian Online article.
'We shall be flying the [five] rhinos [to Kenya] as soon they can be safely captured,' said Kes Hillman Smith, the Nairobi-based coordinator of the Rhino Project at the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), also an adviser at the Garamba park.

'This is the safest means of securing the sub-species from extinction,' she said, adding that the DRC government approved the step last week after being informed of the rhinos' precarious continued existence.