South African Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, and the Minister of Environment and Fisheries of the Republic of Chad, Dr Ahmat Mbodou Mahamat, will on Thursday relocate six black Rhino from South Africa to Chad as part of an initiative to reintroduce rhino to the African country.

The ministers from both countries have signed a memorandum which allows for the translocation of the rhino from South Africa to Chad as part of an initiative to reintroduce rhino to various parts of Africa.

The rhino are being trans-located from a Game reserve in Port Elizabeth to the Zakouma National Park that has experienced a dramatic decrease in poaching since 2010.

The last black rhino in Chad was noted in 1972 in Zakouma.

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