Here's This Week's Africa Wildlife & Tourism News Digest
Rwanda Gets 30 White Rhinos From South Africa, and many more stories---take a read.
Rwanda Gets 30 White Rhinos From South Africa
Thirty white rhinos arrived in Rwanda from &Beyond Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa as part of conservation efforts to repopulate the endangered species to the Akagera National Park.
The rhinos - 19 females and 11 males - landed at the Kigali International Airport on Monday, in what has been described as the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken.
Rescued big cats leave Russia for Tanzania
Meet Simba, the lion from Russia who is getting used to his new home here in Tanzania.
Before he was discovered by volunteers in March 2020, Simba had been kept in a basement, starved, had fractured bones, covered in sores and maggots and had his paws broken just to prevent him from escaping.
Elephant Charges Safari Vehicle and Nearly Flips It Over
A group on a safari expedition at an African wildlife reserve had a terrifying experience when a massive bull elephant charged their truck, gouged it with its tusks, and nearly flipped it over.
The whole incident was caught on camera.
Carelessly disposed face masks endanger birdlife
Bashir Hangi, head of communications at the Uganda Wildlife Authority said his organisation was yet to compile a report detailing the full impact of Covid-19 protective gear on birdlife in the country.
Littering is a common occurrence among Ugandans but carelessly disposed face masks are dispersed by wind or washed down drains by the rainwater runoff, ending up in waterways where many birds usually nest and forage.
‘Tourism down, but not out’
ENVIRONMENT, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister , Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu (NMN) is a man of high optimism. In the aftermath of a brutal assault on the industry by coronavirus pandemic-induced shutdowns, he still feels the industry has a chance to bounce back and shine.
This week, our business reporter, Freeman Makopa (FM) spoke to the minister about the future of tourism. Below are excerpts of the interview.