Wildlife parks from three European countries are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s.

CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI -- Manny, a male of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, is feeded with an apple in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda's Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI — Manny, a male of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, is feeded with an apple in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda’s Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Three female and two male rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark will first meet in the Czech park to get used to each other and get ready for their transport to the Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda in May or June.

CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI -- Jasiri, a female of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda's Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI — Jasiri, a female of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda’s Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI -- Manny, a male of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, walks in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda's Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI — Manny, a male of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, walks in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda’s Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

There are only around 900 of the subspecies remaining in the world, 90 of them in 22 European zoos.

CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI -- Jasmina, a female of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda's Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI — Jasmina, a female of critically endangered eastern black rhinos, stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Zoo parks from three European countries are joining forces to send their rhinos to Rwanda, an African country where the entire population of the animal was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s. Jasmina and other four rhinos from the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic, Flamingo Land in Britain and Ree Park Safari in Denmark are being gathered in the Czech zoo to get used to each other and ready for a transport to Rwanda’s Akagera park in May or June 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Dvur Kralove director Premysl Rabas said Tuesday Rwanda is now safe for the rhinos.

Source: The Associated Press

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