Something very special happened the night riders gathered at Ant’s Nest in South Africa on the eve of The Waterberg Trust Challenge Ride this January.
We were having a drink out on Ant’s Nest game reserve when some local residents approached us:
Five white rhino emerged from the bush at the same time as six members of the team arrived on horseback, led by Ant Baber.
It was as if the rhinos were coming to thank us for raising funds to assure their security.
Ant Baber approached the animals to assure them all was well.
And as the sun went down we were able to observe the rhinos in their natural habitat.
They are docile animals, sadly under threat as markets in the Far East place a high value their horn – even though it is no more than keratin, akin to human fingernails.
Please read more about Save The Waterberg Rhino, here
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~Riders taking part in The Waterberg Trust Challenge Ride 2018~