Yao Ming Meets Endangered Northern White Rhinos

Yao Ming’s Journey To Africa

According to Yao’s blog, He is seeking to better understand what’s happening to the Northern White Rhino species as a result of Asian demand for ivory and rhino horn.

On his journey, he meets Najin and Suni, two of the world’s remaining seven Northern White Rhinos – representing one of the most endangered species on the planet.

Yao was able to relate to these beautiful and massive animals, even comparing one to Shaquille O’Neal.

These are immense and powerful creatures. As one of them pushes me, I’m reminded of the immense pressure I used to feel when I had to guard Shaquille O’Neal. You knew that pressure while guarding Shaq, and you know it when a rhino leans on you.“, says Yao.

 

 

Photo: Yao with an endangered northern white rhino

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