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“We want this show to be emotional”

Ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen highlights a critical issue in Nat Geo documentary Save This Rhino

As war is waged in South Africa to stop rhinos from being wiped out forever, get closer to the frontline…

Save This Rhino, part 1, Monday 17 June, 10pm + part 2, Monday 24 June, 10pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic

With rhinos predicted to become extinct by 2025, there’s never been a more critical time to guarantee the future of these beautiful animals. But securing their survival is going to be a tough fight, according to new documentary Save This Rhino on National Geographic.

 

This exclusive two-parter sees ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen follow the fortunes of Arthur, an orphaned calf who was left severely injured when poachers killed his mother inside South Africa’s Kruger National Park. With an average of 32 rhinos slayed within the park every month, Arthur’s story is sadly all too familiar, but innovative solutions are now being tested in the wild to help protect the rhino population.

Ex-England cricketerKevin Pietersen chats with conservationists in Save This Rhino on National Geographic


Make no mistake, a violent war is being waged over these animals. While experienced conservationists are doing all they can to help these endangered creatures, poachers are prepared to go to great lengths to acquire one of the most valuable commodities on the black market. It’s a battle that’s as brutal as it is shocking.

 

Will brand new technology help the ongoing fight against poachers? Or are we destined to lose the rhinos once and for all? Before you get close to the frontline by watching Save This Rhino on National Geographic, find out more about this bloody fight for survival by reading our exclusive chat with Kevin Pietersen…

 

 

Save This Rhino, part 1, Monday 17 June, 10pm + part 2, Monday 24 June, 10pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic

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