CHESTER Zoo has helped provide a group of rhinos in Tanzania with access to water.
A two-tonne bowser, purchased with funds provided by the zoo, will be used in The Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary.
It was partly funded by the zoo’s Rhino Maniacs - nine members of staff who conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and raised money for rhino conservation in 2010 - and the auction of the fibreglass rhinos that featured in Rhino Mania last year.
Dr Roger Wilkinson, head of field conservation and research, said: “Chester Zoo’s conservation efforts extend beyond the zoo’s boundaries and assistance from organisations such as ours can make a real difference to species everywhere.
“There are now just 67 eastern black rhinos left in Tanzania and so the work that Chester Zoo does, both in the UK and out in the wild, is vital in ensuring the survival of the species.”