Rhino Translocation Project


DEFRA vet Clive Mumms checks a rhino's microchip and blood samples in... News PhotoAfrica,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Blood,British Royalty,Charity and Relief Work,Computer Chip,Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs,England,Horizontal,Human Interest,Lympne,Port Lympne Wild Animal Park,Prince - Royal Person,Rhinoceros,Royalty,Tanzania,UK,Vet,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images Entertainment 2012 Getty ImagesLYMPNE, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: DEFRA vet Clive Mumms checks a rhino's microchip and blood samples in Port Lympne Animal Park ahead of its translocation to Tanzania on June 16, 2012 in Port Lympne, England. The Aspinall Foundation along with the Tusk Trust and the George Adamson Trust are combining forces to stage a rare translocation of three captive born black rhino to Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania in order to rejuvenate numbers of the black rhino in the area. The three animals, Grumeti, Monduli and Zawadi are being airlifted in a dedicated DHL Boeing 757 from Manston Airport in Kent direct to Kilimanjaro Int Airport in Tanzania. The three black rhino have been donated by Damian Aspinall, Chairman of The Aspinall Foundation, from their breeding group at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent. The reintroduction of endangered species to the wild to assist breeding programmes is a major focus of The Aspinall Foundation. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as Patron of Tusk Trust and a dedicated campaigner against poaching visited the rhinos at Port Lympne ahead of their translocation and today released a speech via the BBC highlighting his dedication to the fight against the illegal trade of ivory. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)