HOW RHINO MONITORING OFFICERS READ THE AFRICAN BUSH

Every day, the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project’s monitoring officers track individual rhinos by looking for footprints and other signs of activity. Tracking is a skill that takes many years to master. These highly skilled officers know how to read the language of the African bush – from the wind to the vegetation and all the other creatures.

READING TRACKS

UNDERSTANDING MIDDENS

 FOLLOWING TRAILS

SPOTTING SIGNS OF BROWSING

The rescued rhinos have taken to Botswana’s vegetation like they’ve never left. Our rhinos are fat on fresh, green grass and high quality browse. The Okavango Delta can easily support a large population of wild rhinos and will fast become one of the most important strongholds for the two species.”
— Map Ives

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