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Chad | After 50-year absence, rhinos to be reintroduced; will be airlifted into Zakouma NP

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (Reuters) - Almost 50 years after they were hunted to local extinction, black rhinos will again roam the wilds of the Central African nation of Chad, the latest chapter in a movement to bring big mammals back to former ranges on the continent.

On Thursday, six rhinos will be flown to Chad’s Zakouma National Park from the South African city of Port Elizabeth, sedated and confined in specially-crafted crates to ensure they don’t cause a commotion mid-air.


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