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Sat Apr 25 20:18:09 SAST 2015

Rwanda to import lions, rhinos from South Africa

Sapa-AFP | 16 November, 2011 16:00

Image by: Reuben Goldberg

Rwanda will import lions and rhinos from South Africa next year after its own wildlife was decimated by poaching and conflict, a wildlife official said on Wednesday.

Rwanda has only one rhino in its Akagera park, while lions disappeared when refugees returning home after the 1994 genocide occupied parts of the park.

"We have began fencing the park. The work will be finished in February 2012 and after that the reintroduction of these species will be one of the priorities," tourism director Rica Rwigamba told AFP, without saying how many animals will be brought.

Highly endangered mountain gorillas are currently Rwanda's main tourist attraction and are concentrated in the Virunga massif that straddles the border between Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda.

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