I’ll bet you've never seen a rhinosaurus from this perspective before?! Baraka the Black Rhino (Kenya, 2018)
Meet Baraka the Black Rhino. Born on November 20, 1994, he was one of the first rhinos born in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. And from that day, Baraka has been a blessing to the conservancy, hence the name Baraka meaning “blessings” in Swahili. Unfortunately, Baraka became blind as a result of fighting with another male black rhino in the wild. He lost an eye from the fighting. These disputes are not uncommon as rhinos are very territorial. They demand that other rhinos stay out of “their space” and are only too willing to fight any intruders.
Baraka later developed further complications in his other eye, which the veterinarians were not able to cure. Tragically, Baraka became blind in both eyes. Since a young, blind, male rhino would not be able to survive the territorial disputes in the wild, the conservancy made some major adjustments to accomodate his needs by transferring Baraka to a 100-acre enclosure known as the Morani’s complex very close to the two female northern white rhinos that I wrote about in a prior post. Baraka is now a major attraction at the Morani Information Center. People from all over the world visit the Ol Pejeta conservancy to see the blind rhino and the two last remaining northern white rhinos. #olpejetarhinos #olpejetaconservancy #blackrhino #barakatheblindrhino #kenya #endangeredspecies #blindrhino
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