The Last Rhinos - Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

The Last Rhinos

By Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

  • Release Date: 2012-07-03
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 50 Ratings

Description

When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals.

The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them.

The northern white rhino's last refuge was in an area controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, one of the most vicious rebel groups in the world. In the face of unmoving government bureaucracy, Anthony made a perilous journey deep into the jungle to try to find and convince them to help save the rhino.

An inspiring story of conservation in the face of brutal war and bureaucratic quagmires, The Last Rhinos will move animal lovers everywhere.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By Kd751
    A world so far away,so complicated & beautiful A man who led his life BIG for the animals & Africa and its people Will remember him and this inspiring book forever
  • Great Adventure.

    4
    By Daynaplease
    I really enjoyed this adventure. I felt as though I was there and now really want to travel to South Africa. It's sad, funny, touching, enraging and peaceful all at the same time. Very sad that Lawrence is gone.
  • Exceptional

    5
    By Andie McMunch
    A highly unusual story and more intrigue than you may think! It's a great book, I read it almost all at once. Unexpected was the political sides of the story that I'd never thought of before. Together with the genuineness of African experience that only comes from someone whose lived there a long time. A very interesting book and a good antidote to our hight tech lifestyles - reminding us that while we can manufacture highly valued technologies, wildlife cannot be manufactured. Once lost it is gone forever.

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