james mwenda (@jemu_mwenda) — Ranger/guide/caretaker of #the  last 2 Nothern white rhinos in the world,The world is ours but wont be ours 4ever until we learn to respect animals.
A young man seated on rhino midden can see far than hundred old men on the busy
A young man seated on rhino midden can see far than hundred old men on the busy streets. After a long morning and a profound interview,I sat down to reminisce everything.As if in a trance or an essence of travelling through time to see what the future would be.I sat there vaguely watching the clear Peak of Mt Kenya shone its way. Dear I Africa. I saw a future of empty plains,full of us humans,well developed infrastructure,Towering buildings,fast planes and super fast trains.I saw what we could call man made artificial beauty.Full of what excites our eyes. I saw a generation of hungry people,poor people,walking with face masks to deter themselves from the polluted environment,The plains had few wildlife but from my view they were stressed.Our cluttered hustle for day to day living leaving everything a mess.Drowned with the need to feed self we forget that the earth isn’t a credit card where we take out without investing in. Much of the things we do to the earth and it’s effects are irreversible.The fate of these N.white rhinos is a red light warning that it’s time to wake up.Wise people learn from mistakes,pride erodes our senses to see things for what they are.No matter how much you care less if all the trees are cut you can’t live a day!After all it’s justice to self to plant a tree,or a flower because 95%percent of something on your plate is because of bees and they need those flowers to live. I have hope in you who is reading this,that we are the only people to stop and make the best out of the opportunity we have to do good.I ain’t a pessimist or a sadist but with my age and experience nothing is ugly in this world than extinction. Tommorow is a long wait for serve the earth justice. Be counted *my thoughts #careaking#extinctiomeansforever#becounted#earthsjustice#wearethehope
19.02.2019 18:39:01
The greatest grief in life is the grief of an untold story.On a bright sunny hot
The greatest grief in life is the grief of an untold story.On a bright sunny hot day seated on a midden telling the tale of the rhinos.Who is that,who will tell their stories when they are gone.The time is now to do the best we can!Lets all stand to be counted. She comes to listen,hoping she can understand what I have to say on their behalf.Apparently she realizes she can’t understand,our language is way too complex and complicated. She then bows and half-sleeps and the day continued to unfold. #caretaking#awareness#royalgirls#extinctionmeansforever#olpejetaconservancy
18.02.2019 16:34:53
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A rhino hug to you all because it’s valentine.

Happy valentine to you all my fr
A rhino hug to you all because it’s valentine. Happy valentine to you all my friends. #thelegend
14.02.2019 16:14:22
Talking,analyzing and knowing how to define extinction is one thing,doing someth
Talking,analyzing and knowing how to define extinction is one thing,doing something to revert it is another thing.Its not about our emotional reactions to environmental injustices that counts but a bold decision to step in that changes everything. Knowing the statistics and manipulation of data related to extinction of species is one thing doing something to stop the numbers declining is another,definitions,analysis and statistics as well as the pride that comes with professional and educational heights are more for humans than for the environment.Animals will never understand the language of men and the one they can do is compassion,mercy and support. To the animal kingdom precisely they mean nothing if the factors and causes of what affects them aren’t addressed.No matter how much we know compassion and connection remains one crucial lesson that no one can ever teach you on earth unless you take time to connect with it. I feel it’s not how much we know but what we do for the animals directly or indirectly that adds and guarantees their existence.Lets not stay in despondency over the brutal murdering of our rhinos,but let’s act with immediate response,because by the time we realise we can do something it might be late. The time is now,if it’s not now it’s right this time and then. *my thoughts Goodnight from the royal girls and us. #foodforthought#wedreflections#compassioniskey#worthmorealivethandead#actnow
12.02.2019 18:47:58
There are days I wake up and feel ashamed to say that I am part of those who pro
There are days I wake up and feel ashamed to say that I am part of those who protect our flora and fauna,especially times that I have to say I am rhino caretaker.To me being one is an ascertainment that something went wrong somewhere.I always look at these girls in the eyes and wonder if at the back of their mind they figure that they and their generations should have been in the lush green grasslands of Southern Sudan or DRC Congo.but fate and circumstances has brought them at the crossroads,from the distance they gaze at the narrow infinite road of extinction. We have become heroes for fighting,voicing,defending and supporting the animal kingdom,We are credited as warriors for being at the front line to defend these beings that have been overwhelmed by our growing overpopulation that has fragmented their homes,Their kingdom has been burnt by the flames of greed,political affiliations,power as well as the waves of greed and corruption. This animal kingdom could do well without us,they could be heroes and fighters of their own kingdoms,we shouldn’t get credits on their behalf,if nature was left it would do better by itself,but then I realise the greatest enemy to their well being is our fellow beings.Rangers have to spend sleepless nights and the biting cold as well as the heat of the day to protect another man from destroying and killing our wildlife,this justifies why awareness and the heavy community investment to communities surrounded by conservation areas to build their love and the trust for animals is prerequisite because in this context humans need more help than animal At the end I wonder,who between the animals and us humans need help? *mythoughts #sundayreflections#justbeinghonest#extinctionmeansforever#worthmorealivethandead
10.02.2019 16:05:45
If you have it all chances are you might underestimate the power and the need of
If you have it all chances are you might underestimate the power and the need of being thankful,Sometimes the essence of thankfulness comes through the essence of not having and then having.From want to having,from being sick and then feeling well,from being down to being up. Some of us have everything they need others have completely nothing.Some will leave everything they have worked for for others to enjoy it,some will loose it to a very ugly deal or disease in the cause of life,Some will have had everything but die with nothing.While others will have had nothing and leave with nothing. Life is contained in others,there is glory in living beyond self.If you look back and all you have is self.you have built and entirely lived to please self,then chances are you could be the poorest person. Our generations is dying to self,My life,My rules,my choices mind your business.....etc and this has led to a very selfish generation.At the end we are so reserved and selfish even to contribute and care to the well being of Mother Earth or any cause to humanly living. If you can,help when you can,where you can how you can always do,Give hope whenever and give others an opportunity to live a happy life when you can. If you wake up and realize you are healthy and you have food at your table always be thankful because the opposite is that someone is just dying to have a bite of what’s in your plate. Because a picture can speak a thousand words that the lesson I learn from this pic.it reminds me of my past.i have grown and lived poor everything being a need,I know what it is to sleep hungry not because it was my parents wish but it’s something they worked hard to be out of,but was beyond their contro,just because things work well for you don’t despise and accuse others if not working hard to succeed,some work a lot harder and they don’t make it. The blessing is in being thankful.I am thankful in small or big ways I have,your problem is a lot more less compared to those of others. *saturday reflections #justalesson#lessons#picoftheday#becauselifematters#kindness
09.02.2019 20:58:38
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The legend has called and @Helping Rhinos visited today courtesy of @rhino_simon
The legend has called and @Helping Rhinos visited today courtesy of @rhino_simon to heed to His call,His story and the very essence of what he stood for in regard to extinction of species is a lesson for us to learn,One day while feeding him on particular evening i asked him, ‘’Sudan what would you tell the world if only you had five minutes on a stage to give a speech about who you are,and what you wish for us” Occasionally he just sighed and breathed,I knew what he would have said, For all those who had met him,they could tell and feel the weight of being labelled the last of a kind.One of what he would tell us is live above the despondency of what he stood for,Moreso take the lessons and act now before its too late for many more species.He would tell us not to wait again until its too late for us to act,He would compel us to do more for the black and southern white rhinos before they get here too. 4th April this year,I shall be at the Royal geographical society in London courtesy of @helpingrhinos and @olpejeta as I share what it takes to caretake these last two known female Northern white rhinos as well as the hope we need to uphold to protect our rhinos here on the ground,Olpejeta has the largest population of black rhinos in east and central africa and a haven for many more species,with that comes a constant pressure and need to keep them safe and healthy,we all ought to be counted.Your coming is a support to us and an empowerment to keep us in the bush giving them hope. Pre and post of the event will be a succession of school visits and talks to cap the students and kids who are the future of our environment with the right values.cant wait! Follow link in my bio to find out more as well as to secure a ticket.Hope to meet you there because your presence makes the difference that’s needed. #fulfillingapromise#thelegend#helpingrhinos#theroadtorecovery#olpejetaconservancy#caretaking.#helparhino#support
06.02.2019 12:43:00
THE BLOOD GAME.
Once a upon a time in the bushvelds and grasslands of africa the
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THE BLOOD GAME. Once a upon a time in the bushvelds and grasslands of africa their lives four legged beings,we call them lions.The king of the jungle roars and all beings both humans,animals and other fauna obey.They have roamed and proved their majesty beyond any comprehension and it’s not pride it’s who they are.Soon we started increasing in numbers thus decreasing their habitats and soon we discovered a sport shooting them for fun,because a bullet pained them and Made them ferocious,they were labeled one of the big five. That’s not all the once Kings and queens of our grasslands have been reduced to something else “profit” until recently I have realized the dark side of us that is canned hunting,poor lions are bred,hand-reared.innocent cubs are introduced to humans,innocent as well ignorant volunteers and people of good will pay to cuddle and help hand rear them,they grow to trust humans.Once grown the are released only for a man or a woman to pay huge amounts of dollars 💵 to shoot them.Out of their trust for us their lives are taken.Their bones are sold and the cycle goes round again. From day one till the last day of their existence they are made for profit.they die yet a brutal death with no one to plead their case to.i believe if they are asked humans are the most untrusted beings,broken trust is like a broken piece of glass.not easily repairable.From poaching,baiting,poisoning and hunting they are victimized. One group goes home excited and with pictures with beasts they got to cuddle,bottle feed lions and the others go with their blood-stained hands they killed a black maned lion and had a successful hunt the sum result of it all is that another human being has made a fortune 💵 and to the lion kingdom it’s chaos one of them has been murdered,throughout a life of a single lion cash has flowed. If you can’t face and fight a lion or an animal with your bare hands,why use a gun or arrow! It’s an injustice and the highest proof of corwadice. #mythoughts#mondayreflection#greed#cannedhunting#stopthekilling#letthemlive
04.02.2019 12:21:39
After a long tough day,we stopped to wish our brother,colleague and work buddy @
After a long tough day,we stopped to wish our brother,colleague and work buddy @wachira.joseph a happy birthday. A cool gent with a gentle spirit.Open minded and Always pushing me to my best and our fellow caretaker,May you age and grow to be more favored and see all your dreams accomplished. May God bless you. Happy birthday. Help me wish him a fab night. #caretakers#birthday#agegracefully
03.02.2019 19:26:16
Thankful to God and super stoked that @kifaruthefilm documentary five days after
Thankful to God and super stoked that @kifaruthefilm documentary five days after the premier he won two awards.Four years of of dedication by the caretakers to tell the story of this legend rhino Sudan and the essence of what he stood for,the sad reality and face of extinction.Thanks to @olpejeta for allowing @thatguyhambone and @andrewhbrown and all the entire crew to document the story of Sudan. @wachira.joseph and Anampiu Jacob together with all the team thanks for your commitment to speak buddy out.As part of the team I feel blessed and humbled to be part of this and my greatest prayer God willing is that this story is gonna reach all the corners of the earth,and help us see the extremities of our consequences were we not to take care. For everyone who attended,who is purposing to watch and who has supported in any single way God bless. #blessedsoul#thankfultoGod#thelegend#sudan#kifaruthefilm#legacy#promisehonoured
01.02.2019 20:13:14
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I spent the day doing what I think and what I have and will commit my life to,ta
I spent the day doing what I think and what I have and will commit my life to,talking to the young.I believe educating the young,empowering and orienting them is a strong tool to a better world and a strong buffer against future environmental injustices. I tell them it shall be well with them if they play their part to make the world a better a place,it’s a huge responsibility to leave that role to our parents,I encourage them to plant trees now that will give them oxygen when they are 70s,80s or 100s.save an animal now because tomorrow is such a long wait. Telling em the time is now. We plant the conservation seed ,please parents and well wishers water it to grow.and let it bloom to future leaders,conservationists and citizens who are conservation conscious and minded. Day well spent. #thefuture#theleaders#awareness#caretaking#lessons
31.01.2019 17:03:40
My girlfriend is cooler than yours ,look at her in the bathroom!

Don’t listen t
My girlfriend is cooler than yours ,look at her in the bathroom! Don’t listen to the other sounds she makes at the back 😅. It was a cool and easy Monday,how else to cool down on this scorching sun. Happy rhino Monday #Fatu#chroniclesofcaretaking#rhinolove#theroyalgirls#caretaking
28.01.2019 17:50:22
It’s not easy to take people where you’ve never been,the journey to self-underst
It’s not easy to take people where you’ve never been,the journey to self-understanding as well helping others,others being also the flora and fauna begins with that,it’s easy to feel like One isn’t counted,like you really are doing nothing but one thing am sure is that we all count and are equally needed for earths sake.Even the most innocent pet around at home looks up to you for your best. So many people especially young ask me what they should do to make the world better,trust me it’s not easy to tell One what they should do,because what One is supposed to do for the earth is kind of divine.Trust me no school on earth can teach One how to love and appreciate nature and it’s beings,most occasionally school teaches how to define,analyze and manage the environment,but that deep hearty connection with nature is derived from ones time spent with nature or through evil experiences against nature that happens around you. Atleast once in a while take your backpack,water and leave,walk.... enjoy the vast forests,look at the trees and thank them,stand on cliffs,look around,look at the Small insects,sit by the sea shore,enjoy and listen to the waves they carry the voices of the underworld,sit by the river and listen to it flow,Sit in the car at the plains of africa enjoying the plethora of mixed shrubs and grasslands of africa as you in person see these gentle giants and diverse fauna.Hike .....etc A day spent with nature,is a day not wasted,only through going out and reconnecting with nature that one can really understand how they are subject to serve in to make the earth a better place.Because we all have different callings to serve in different ways. Know your purpose today,that you can be counted. *mythoughts #sundayreflections#naturelessons#knowyourpurpose
27.01.2019 15:12:20
I just have found this shared,the image could be from a while ago and with Just
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I just have found this shared,the image could be from a while ago and with Just only around less a thousand left this is still happening to them. That’s why I will continue to shout yo the housetops maybe sanity will regain back to my fellow earthlings. Let’s all do something to stop this pathetic betrayal of our environment and fauna. Innocent beings Mountain gorillas Trapped and carried easily on the stretcher,Who is that who will rise to protect the earth and make it better? If not you? Who else? Let’s not look sideways out Earth and flora and fauna is at the crossroads.Yhe paths of extinction is bitter. Please join the battle to lead the world in the right road,the road to recovery. #stopthekilling#stopbushmeat#stopthetrade
26.01.2019 22:00:03
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Did you know that rhinos poop in one place?

Rhinos are very disciplined and hyg
Did you know that rhinos poop in one place? Rhinos are very disciplined and hygienic,they drop their poop in one collective points within their territories,the dung piles are called “middens” and they are very crucial to rhinos communication.Being territorial animals how else could they communicate? It is believed rhino poops have different smell at different stages of growth as well as sex,That of the young different from the adults,that of male differs from female and that of female on oestrus different from a normal female.The collective aspect of dropping poop together is therefore a way they learn about the whereabouts,sex,territory or heat activity of a female,These middens acts as “hotspots” or “websites”where rhinos get a lot of information about each other. Before dropping their poop they always sniff on the midden,with males and some females they kick the previous poop with their hind legs,drop theirs and then kick again,this ensure that their poo is smelt by the sorrounding rhinos as well as leave traces of spoor on the ground as they walk around to warn others of their presence. Apart from poops they also scrap the ground with their horns and males spray urine all around their territory for marking. *i thought you should know. #rhinofriday#rhinofacts#caretaking#lessons#worthmorealivethandead#defendersofwildlife#rhinhornisnotmedicine#stopthetrade#extinctionisforever
25.01.2019 18:17:55
Maybe to cool itself off the prevalent heat ,Poor elephant going to take water f
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Maybe to cool itself off the prevalent heat ,Poor elephant going to take water faces the bullet of a coward man with a gun,Heartlessly it’s shot . only it’s blood to fill the watering point it was supposed to drink from,innocently it kneels due to the sharp pain of the bullet,hoping that it’s killer would have mercy,without help the pain of the bullet wins,The egoistic Man kneels for a picture,To his heart and ego its successive hunt,to the elephant kingdom ,it’s mother and dad their child has been massacred,it’s mourning!The aquatic beings,the land animals,birds and maybe humans will have to taste this water.This blood ain’t in vain. Mr Hunter next time you kill for fun go look into the eyes of your quarry,search for the bullet that killed an innocent.Ask them if they felt good dying.If your heart isn’t moved then you are super sick,Killing for fun is nothing but a mere sickness and insatiable ego that nothing else can quench but a vacation of earth. When greed,ego and self centeredness corrodes humanity,empathy becomes a myth and they can kill and shoot anything to quench their ego.Anything even that which can’t say sorry to its merciless killers. Rip our Elephant,to fulfill the greed of others and to quest the ego of others you have lost your life.Dance with the other Ellie’s up there! #whyihatetrophyhunting#killingforgreed#dyingformansego#evilgame#extremesofmankind#mourningellie#cowardswithguns
22.01.2019 19:24:29
It’s easy to scroll down and ignore
So easy to turn your head the other way
It’s
It’s easy to scroll down and ignore So easy to turn your head the other way It’s easy to assume it’s not your business to represent the environment. It’s easy to assume the cry of the voiceless,so easy to think it’s not our responsibility but the responsibility of others,it’s easy to fold your hands and watch,give a blind eye and a deaf ear. Tragedy is when you place the role of making the world a better place to the hands of others while you still can breath,it’s such a burden that the result is Mother Earth inability to sustain us,It’s our divine assignment to make the earth a better place,No one can make and play your part better than you. Being careless,oblivious and unconscious to environmental harm around you is just one of the accelerations to extinction,it doesn’t start with the bad guys but the good ones who choose to assume it ain’t there battle.Gradually like a worm extinction,global warming and other effects encroaches and when we get to the point where the bumble bees,grizzly bears,spotted owls and the Nothern whites are,it’s when we realise we should have done something,why when its too late! Never ever procrastinate any justice,act,words or voice you have to address the well-being of Mother Earth,such procrastination is a catalyst to extinction,speak,act and do what you can today,Tomorrow ain’t worth the wait. *my thoughts #tuesdayreflections#extinctionmeansforever#caretaking#lessons#whywait#whenyoucandoitnow#actnow
22.01.2019 14:10:05
Hang in there my dear wildlife friends,I have a feeling despite all what we are
Hang in there my dear wildlife friends,I have a feeling despite all what we are fighting for the well-being of our flora and fauna,that it’s gonna be a great year. I have a feeling you,just you who is reading this,that if we try a little bit more we are going to win,we won’t quit as extinction is such an ugly thing to witness,the tigers are waiting,so are the rhinos and many more. You wonder what you can do for the flora and fauna,come on!!!! look around you,well it’s inside you feed it,unleash it and you gonna make change. The time is now,and I believe in you and your potential as well.Be counted,Together we can win this war,let’s fight on .... Imagine a cleaner,better and healthy planet is within your grasp!Lets all do our best Good night Hugs from the girls Peace to all flora and fauna. #tbt#extinctionisugly#wearetheones#becounted#hope
17.01.2019 18:18:22
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