Project: African Rhino

Meet Sekora Gunikhwe, rhino whisperer. Sekora’s rather extraordinary job is to get to know six very special white rhino, to understand their individual behavioural quirks, and to familiarise the animals with his presence. To do this he chats quietly to them. It’s doubtful they can understand what he’s saying, for if these rhinos could talk they’d speak Zulu, whereas Sekora speaks Setswana. But this is a learning exercise for both man and beast.

Botswanan game scout Sekora is part of a unique project, the first private donation of rhinos from a private game reserve to another country. The reserve in question is &Beyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal, the rhino’s final destination the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

We meet Sekora at the tightly guarded boma (enclosure) at a secret location in Kwazulu Natal where the rhinos are being held since they were captured in January. They…

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