The Last Rhinos

The Last Rhinos

My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

Book - 2012
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When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his 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 lovers everywhere.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2012]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781250004512
Branch Call Number: 599.66809 An867L 2012
Characteristics: 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Spence, Graham


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Jan 17, 2016

I couldn't put this book down. Anthony Lawrence's third book and equally exciting, informative and heartfelt. As large mammals are becoming endangered so are brave, committed animal-rights fighters like Lawrence. He weaves us into his adventure in the search for the last white rhinos in the Congo. The bureaucracy is appalling and the main reason why animals are becoming extinct not just in Africa but possibly worldwide. I had no understanding of the LRA until I read this book which puts a human face to their plight for peace. Equally appalling is how the mainstream media paints a different picture of the civil war in Africa. I highly suggest all his books to understand animals, politics and corruption. I'm only sorry that Anthony Lawrence passed away too soon for I am sure with his tenacity the animals would win out and corruption would be exposed to save them.

Brucelibrary Nov 24, 2013

What a loss to the world when Anthony Lawrence died. A wonderful read.


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