This program deals with the black and white rhino and the controversy surrounding the trade in rhino horn. Demand for their horn, fictitiously believed to have healing powers and a status symbol in its carved form as a Yemeni dagger handle, continues to cause their demise. This black rhino in Botswana has become extinct twice in one century, dehorning programs have been adopted in Zimbabwe and Namibia and shoot on sight policies have become full scale wars between poachers and conversationalists. Yet still the rhino’s future looks bleak.
This award winning, awe inspiring, documentary series deals with all things African. We look at the fascinating diversity and lives of the African wildlife…. from the lush rainforests, to the arid desert sands to the vast oceans surrounding the continent. We also explore the rich diversity of cultures and traditions of the various peoples and regions of this magical land;and, investigate the fragile African environments and man’s interaction with her delicate ecosystems. Each program is headed up by a "Did you know" segment: an entertaining, even humorous, short subject followed by a fascinating feature story. Your whole family will enjoy this visual experience.