The Last Rhinos

The Last Rhinos

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

Book - 2012
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The inspiring true story of "the Indiana Jones of conservation." -- The Guardian (UK)

When Lawrence Anthony, author of The Elephant Whisperer , cared for not only elephants but other types of wildlife, including rhinos, on his nature reserve. So when he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, he was determined to save them from extinction. If the world lost this subspecies of rhinoceros, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct, a tragedy for those who care about the world's endangered species.

What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as Anthony headed into the jungle to ask the rebels to help protect the rhino. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always exciting, The Last Rhinos tells the story of his fight to save these remarkable creatures.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781250031693
Characteristics: 327 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 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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