Video: Meet the Dog Trained to Take Down Poachers

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Diego is an anti- dog working for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, a critical sanctuary for rhinos in Africa and the home of the last male northern .

In this striking short film by Tom Aveling, we get a dog’s-eye view of the obstacles Diego tackles in his training: scaling cliffs, leaping over fallen trees, and splashing across rivers.

It’s all in a day’s work for Diego and his handlers, who are protecting rhinos with the help of Fauna & Flora International.

A note of reassurance – No dogs have been lost in this dangerous work, although on the front line, they are less at risk than their human handlers.

Rhinos across Africa are being killed for their horn. As the value of has increased, well-armed and organised gangs of criminals are profiting from this grisly trade.

Rhinos can live for up to 50 years in the wild and the females can give birth several times – unless their lives are brutally cut short by . Diego and his friends are ready to stop the poaching – and you can help too.

Your support could help both the rhinos and the teams protecting them. Without this the remaining rhinos in Africa are in serious danger – so please give what you can. Even the smallest gift could make a difference in this life or death struggle.

Please give today to help protect the wildlife of Africa.

Thank you so much.

 

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Akin Erbay

diego my boy he is my hero, go get em boy no mercy!

Despo Pullaro

GOD BLESS THE PERSON OR PEOPLE THAT PUT THIS INTO ACTION. THESE PEOPLE & ANIMALS THAT PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERYDAY DESERVE OUR RESPECT & PRAYERS ………….I KNOW THEY HAVE MINE !!!!!!! GOD BLESS EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU ……….YOU HAVE & CONTINUE TO MAKE LIFE BETTER

Susan Frudd

What a brilliant idea, pleased to read no dogs lost as at first that was my thinking….hopefully there will come a day very soon when poaching will be totally outlawed and become a thing of the past….before it's too late for the rhinos and elephants………….