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In this inspiring, heartfelt account, Lawrence Anthony, conservationist and coauthor of The Elephant Whisperer, traces his efforts to save the endangered northern white rhino.

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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.

"A riveting account by a compassionate, dedicated man." ---Kirkus

"Riddled with heartfelt anecdotes, Anthony's brave crusade to save these mammals---even at great risk to his own safety---reads like a safari adventure, a history lesson, and a warning that our careless ways will bring an end to so many magnificent species." ---Publishers Weekly

"Anthony is a supreme storyteller and a man who certainly lived his life to the fullest. . . . If you are sitting on the fence about the destruction of our natural heritage---and more specifically our rhinos---this book should push you over the edge to do something constructive about it." ---The Mercury

"Narrator Simon Vance is captivating as he recounts conservationist Lawrence Anthony's adventures in seeking to protect endangered animals in Africa." ---AudioFile
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The Last Rhinos

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

Author Graham Spence, Lawrence Anthony

Narrated by Simon Vance

Publication date Oct 7, 2013

Running time 10 hrs

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