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Helen Lunn writing for BRR

Helen is the best selling and award winning co-author of Dance of the Dung Beetles, with Marcus Byrne

 She has also had a solo art exhibition at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre and received her early training in art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. She looks forward to a world where animals share equal rights with humans and where kindness, compassion and respect are the dominant virtues.

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Horns of a Dilemma; Managing and Protecting South Africa’s Rhinos

Covid 19 has shone numerous spotlights on the world’s problems including how we interact with the natural world. Since the virus was declared a zoonotic one, the fear has grown that there are other potentially lethal viruses lurking in the wild. This has had a…

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 The Social Structure of White Rhinos

White rhinos have evolved a companionable and friendly social structure which means that with the exception of a lone dominant male, there are very few white rhinos that live alone. They are vegetarians who spend an inordinate amount of time eating grasses which are low…

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Why Rhinos Need Their Horns

Charles Darwin speculated that horns on animals were a way of advertising fitness for mating and the larger the horn the more attractive a male would be to a potential female partner. He was not able to explain why within one species there was no…

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Bringing up Baby Rhinos

We wanted to know more about what baby rhinos experience when they are rescued, so who better to ask than a person responsible for their wellbeing and care -namely Dr. Jana Pretorius. A highly experienced wildlife vet, she runs the Rhino Pride Foundation located in…

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