The 22nd of this month saw the second annual World Rhino Day take place, a day devoted to raising awareness about the rhino poaching crisis in Africa, the illegal trade in rhino horn and global rhino conservation issues. The striking shadow of this mother’s horns cast across the length of her young calf’s body is a poignant reminder of the uncertain future and possibility of extinction that all the world’s rhinos face.
Crested Guineafowl (Guttera edouardi)
These prehistoric-looking polka dotted guineafowl are far less abundant than helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris). Guineafowl are confined to Africa and these crested guinea fowl are referred to as uncommon localised residents as they only occur in small pockets of southern Africa, – fortunately one of those pockets being on our reserve in south east Zimbabwe.