Rhino relocated, ready for rehab

Born in a zoo in the Czech Republic, Eliska the rhino was flown to Tanzania, where she will be rehabilitated to the wild. Photo: Facebook

Born in a zoo in the Czech Republic, Eliska the rhino was flown to Tanzania on Monday and has been delivered to her new home in Mkomazi national park. Photo: Facebook

Pigs may not fly, but this rhino does.

Born in a zoo in the Czech Republic, Eliska the eastern black rhino was flown to Tanzania earlier this week, in the hopes of rehabilitating her back into her native habitat.

Eliska, three years old, is now residing at Mkomazi national park.

The eastern black rhino is a subspecies of black rhino, which are critically endangered; there are about 5,000 black rhinos left and less than 750 of the eastern subspecies.

The relocation was part of a conservation project by the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust, which helps endangered animal populations prosper in their natural habitat.

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