Video: Meet the Dog Trained to Take Down Poachers

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 white rhino.

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 poachers. 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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