Do you know the difference between a black and a white rhino? For the opportunity to see first-hand how the eating habits of each species has shaped its distinctive look, travel to the foothills of the Aberdare Hills in the shadow of Mount Kenya. You will not only discover the answer but witness one of the most incredible conservation stories in Africa.
Home to the last two northern white rhinos on Earth, Ol Pejeta is a private wildlife conservancy that straddles the equator and has provided a haven for endangered animals since 2004. Here, the two female white rhinos and 140 critically endangered black rhinos co-exist in safety as they roam Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau.
Thanks to round-the-clock security, which we will come to later, the white rhinos are free to graze on the tufts of grass with their broad, flat wide lip with almost no hair. Whereas the smaller black rhinos with more pointed lips browse the leaves, shoots, and branches on the 36,420-hectare not-for-profit estate.