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By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

The inspiring real tale of "the Indiana Jones of conservation." ―The parent (UK)

When Lawrence Anthony, writer of The Elephant Whisperer, cared for not just elephants yet different forms of flora and fauna, together with rhinos, on his nature reserve. So whilst he realized that there have been just a handful of northern white rhinos left within the wild, dwelling in a space of the Congo managed through the notorious Lord's Resistance military, he was firm to avoid wasting them from extinction. If the area misplaced this subspecies of rhinoceros, it'd be the most important land mammal because the woolly monstrous to move extinct, a tragedy in the event you care concerning the world's endangered species.

What used to be a unprecedented event, as Anthony headed into the jungle to invite the rebels to assist safeguard the rhino. occasionally humorous, occasionally relocating, and continuously exciting, The final Rhinos tells the tale of his struggle to avoid wasting those awesome creatures.

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