European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda

  • Manny, a male of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, is feeded with an apple in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda’s Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

  • Jasiri , a female of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda’s Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic — Wildlife parks in three European countries on Tuesday announced they are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s.

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