Indian-origin girl in SA gets award for rhino conservation

A seven-year-old Indian-origin girl has won a prestigious a wildlife conservation award in South Africa for writing a letter to President Jacob Zuma asking for his assistance in saving endangered rhinos.

Afeefah Patel became the youngest winner ever of SANParks's Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award: Individual category at the 8th annual Kudu Awards.

In her letter in the The Times addressed to Zuma, Afeefah wrote about the problems faced in protecting the endangered species.

President Zuma replied in a letter: "Our government has just been as highly concerned at the staggering numbers of rhinos that have been killed just this year alone. Please continue promoting the safety of our endangered species."

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