Meet the Heroes Who Protect the Last Northern White Rhinos in the World

In Kenya, a brave group of rangers are working to protect the last three northern white rhinoceros in the world. Years of widespread poaching and civil war savaged the rhinos’ populations, and the last few who remain are now protected by 24/7 armed guards at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Although they are already extinct in the wild, the wildlife sanctuary hopes to encourage breeding by replicating the animals’ natural habitats. In this short film by United for Wildlife and Black Bean Productions, hear from the men who guard the northern white rhinos as they share the special bond they have with the magnificent endangered creatures at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Want to thank the rangers for their passionate work? Visit Elephants United for Wildlife here.


The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Meet the Heroes Who Protect the Last Northern White Rhinos in the World

In Kenya, a brave group of rangers are working to protect the last three northern white rhinoceros in the world. Years of widespread poaching and civil war savaged the rhinos’ populations, and the last few who remain are now protected by 24/7 armed guards at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Although they are already extinct in the wild, the wildlife sanctuary hopes to encourage breeding by replicating the animals’ natural habitats. In this short film by United for Wildlife and Black Bean Productions, hear from the men who guard the northern white rhinos as they share the special bond they have with the magnificent endangered creatures at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Want to thank the rangers for their passionate work? Visit Elephants United for Wildlife here.


The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.