The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures


By (author) Lawrence Anthony, With Graham Spence

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Hardback | 327 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 213mm x 33mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1250004519
  • ISBN 13: 9781250004512
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 293,088

Product description

When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the verybrink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest landmammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In "The Last Rhinos, "Anthonyrecountshis 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 loverseverywhere.

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Author information

Lawrence Anthony (1950-2012) founded the Thula Thula wildlife reserve in Zululand, South Africa; launched The Lawrence Anthony Foundation; and received the UN's Earth Day award for his efforts to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo. Graham Spence is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together they are the authors of "Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo "and "The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild."

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Praise for "The Last Rhinos""" "A riveting account by a compassionate, dedicated man."--"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for Lawrence Anthony "The Indiana Jones of Conservation." --"The Guardian "(UK) "Anthony has made a difference in the lives of many magnificent animals who otherwise would have been lost to the world."--Marc Bekoff, author of "The Emotional Lives of Animals" "In my thirty-five years of studying man/animal communication I have met only a few individuals who have the ability to enter into the metaphysical realm of the exotic animal. Lawrence Anthony has been there and back."-- Ralph Helfer, author of "Modoc" "Anthony's enthusiasm and obvious love for the bush shine through in hair-raising, sad, and funny tales."--"Booklist" "Anthony deserves tremendous credit for his fearlessness and perseverance in rescuing countless animals against all odds."--"The Explorers Journal"