17 November 2011

Rwanda to import lions & rhinos from South Africa

The East African country of Rwanda will reintroduce lions and rhinos into its Akagera National Park, a 1,200km² park in eastern Rwanda bordering Tanzania. The Rwanda Tourist Board started fencing the National Park, home of Rwanda's last rhino, earlier this year and is planning to finish the work by February 2012.

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Rwanda's tourism director Rica Rwigamba told news agency AFP that the animals will be imported from South Africa, but didn't mention how many of them will be imported, when the game will be reintroduced into the park and from where in South Africa the animals are going to come from.
Rwanda's main tourist attraction are the highly endangered mountain gorillas, which are concentrated in the Virunga massif in the country's north.

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