FZS representative confident about Serengeti rhino efforts

FZS representative confident about Serengeti rhino efforts

People taking a luxury safari in Tanzania are always on the lookout for rare rhinos when they embark on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

The species has dwindled in numbers over the years, but Dr Markus Borner of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) is confident that ongoing efforts to protect and breed the creatures in this part of east Africa will prove to be fruitful.

Bosses at the FZS recently outlined a ten-year project aimed at boosting the eco-system of the national park and they claimed that the Serengeti is one of the most iconic natural places in the world.

The preservation of rhinos is a major priority for the group and Mr Borner said there are three remaining rhino populations in Tanzania - in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and the Masai Mara Game Reserve to the north of the Serengeti.

With the right level of effort, Mr Borner added, the animals could spread across other parts of Tanzania in the future.

"We are convinced that with enough effort, patience, ingenuity, money and hope the rhinos of Serengeti will become a conservation success story," he remarked.

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