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It is a hard landing, as in September 2018 and a cargo plane on a dusty Airstrip in the Serengeti national Park comes up. It has only loaded a box, a precious cargo: a Rhino bull named Eric. Behind him is a three days long journey across the globe. His mission: to beget offspring, to save the Survival of his subspecies. TIME ONLINE the journey of the Rhino Eric shows in this short film, produced and financed by the Biodiversity Foundation, which campaigns for the protection of species.
This story is about Eric, eight years old, 1.160 pounds, male, Rhino. To be more precise: an Eastern or East African organic black Rhino. Place of birth: the zoo Safari Park, San Diego, USA. Relationship Status: Single. Family: strong, in danger of extinction.
Eric is alive, he owes his life-long captivity. Most of his peers, which can once in freedom through the African savannahs, Bush and grasslands roamed, were big-game hunters and poachers to the victim. Because their horns in Asia part is more expensive than cocaine to sell.
Eric is to witness young talent, while the poaching goes on
Such as Eric, maybe even 740 copies (see box) in the world. In his new home – a sprawling area of the Grumeti wildlife reserve to the Serengeti national Park – life is not a 100 of these animals. The Horn, resembling nails in its composition, our finger, is awarded to a healing, and a potency-enhancing effect, which is not scientifically proven. Because enough people still believe to you and to Rhino, no matter in what Form, as a status symbol, the illegal trade to continue.
were poached In South Africa despite decades of protection efforts, since the year one thousand rhinos turn even increasingly: Up to 2014, the number of illegally hunted animals increased per year. Since then, she draws back slightly, but still remains worryingly high. From Eric’s potency will depend, among other things, whether its subspecies is experiencing a Comeback in East Africa. With his eight years Mature.
Endangered rhinos Five Rhino species worldwide
Five species of rhinos still live on the earth. Two of them, the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) and black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). You are in the Grass – and bushlands of Africa to home.
Asia is home to three other species: The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), and rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and one species from Sumatra (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). the