Hidden deep within a mountain range in southern Kenya there is a treasure. Shielded from the world by an ancient volcanic landscape: the Eastern black rhinoceros. Thought to have been poached to local extinction, a remnant population of 15 animals was discovered in the late 1990’s.
But poachers were still intent on killing every last one. In the first 5 years, 8 of the remaining rhinos were killed. Working with Kenya Wildlife Service, and with time running out, Big Life covered the area with a protective force of 50+ rangers. In the five years following, no rhinos were killed.
Now we’re preparing to translocate new rhinos under our protection to restore the population to what it once was. We will continue to defend these rhinos and their home to ensure their survival for years to come.
We need your help. Please donate at biglife.org/protectrhinos.
Director: James Suter
Producer: Sam Suter
Cinematographer: Oli Caldow
Production Company: Black Bean Productions
Editors: Zee Muller, Shaun Richie
Script: Jeremy Goss
Sound mixing: Juice Audio
Color: Apache Digital
For Big Life: Nick Brandt, Jeremy Goss