“RHINO MAN HIGHLIGHTS THE IMMENSE DEBT WE OWE TO RANGERS, THE TRUE HEROES IN OUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE WORLD'S WILDLIFE."


Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder
The Jane Goodall Institute
And UN Messenger of Hope

THE MOVIE

a film by Global Conservation Corps produced by Friendly Human

RHINO MAN follows the courageous field rangers who risk their lives every day to protect South Africa's rhinos from being poached to extinction.

We follow Anton Mzimba, the head ranger of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, as he and his team battle to protect the rhinos. Anton faces long deployments away from family, dangerous working conditions, and constant threats to his life.

Nearby, a legendary trainer, Ruben de Kock, laments the loss of his best friend and business partner, as he and his wife, Marianne, struggle to take a group of 41 candidates through a rigorous ranger selection at the Southern African Wildlife College.

It's a race to inspire the next generation to care for the rhinos and the natural world, before poachers and habitat loss wipe out one species after another. Greed, desperation, and violence are met with an even stronger set of forces. Those of love, dedication, and a willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for a better future.

THE PODCAST

The Rhino Man Podcast features in-depth, long-form conversations with the subjects of the film along with top conservationists from around the world. It continues the story beyond the screen diving into the topics of rhinos, rangers, illegal wildlife trade, and the importance of community engagement. Hosted by filmmaker John Jurko II, the lead producer and director of RHINO MAN.

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WITH SUPPORT FROM

Timbavati Private Nature ReserveSouthern African Wildlife CollegeThin Green LineTanglewood FoundationUnited for WildlifeManchesterCF Financial Intelligence
 

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RHINO MAN Poster

THE POSTER

We’re excited to reveal our beautiful movie poster, which will represent RHINO MAN as we bring the film to the world . The poster features the hero of our film, ranger Anton Mzimba, surrounded by endangered black rhinos.

We hope this poster will draw people in and make them curious to learn more about the film, the life of a ranger, and what they can do to support rangers worldwide.

A massive thank you goes out to the inimitable artist Marcel van Luit, for creating such a stunning image. Please check out his enchanting art at marcelvanluit.com.

Another big thank you goes out to photographer Emma Gatland for taking this epic photo of Anton, which has been incorporated into this work of art. View her work at emmagatland.com.

SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN

THE ISSUE

Rhinos are being poached at such a rapid rate that they could soon go extinct in the wild. Rangers are their final line of defense, yet many lack the support needed to carry out this heroic mission.

 
 

TAKE ACTION

Without properly trained and cared for rangers we will continue to lose rhinos along with many other species and important habitats at a rapid rate. Learn what you can do to make a difference today.

“One day your child asks you, ‘So what did you do when this war was going on?’ And you say, ‘I did nothing.’ Surely that is not an answer.”

~Dr. Johan Marais.

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