Currently black rhinos are being used in South Africa for
tourism promotional venture.
Mtui said the Mkomazi National Park was in final stages of
erecting an electric fence with a 1,000-square km-area where the
black rhino will be kept, adding that tourists will be able to
watch rhinos at close range beginning July this year.
He said increased poaching of black rhinos in the 1980s
forced Tanzania to transfer some of its black rhinos to South
Africa and the Czech Republic for their safety.
"Most of the rhinos were returned to Tanzania after concerted
efforts to fight poaching paid dividends," said the official.
"After we had realized that most of the tourists wanted to
see rhinos at close range we came up with this arrangement,"
The 3,500-square-km Mkomazi National Park is located in
northeastern Tanzania on the Kenyan border, in Kilimanjaro and
It was established as a game reserve in 1951 and was upgraded
to a national park in 2006.