Olpejeta Conservancy rhino cemetery: Where 'fallen giants' are laid underneath tombstones
2 months ago, 3 Jan 11:38
A tombstone marking the final resting place of a 12-month pregnant rhino felled by poachers stands conspicuously amid 15 others, under a tree at Olpejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County. Ishrini was 20 years old, on the verge of giving birth, when it fell victim to poaching on February 22, 2016. It was buried in a cemetery purposely set aside for rhinos killed by poachers in the past 13 years. The continued decline in rhino population size because of poaching led to the opening of the cemetery in ...
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