GUWAHATI: England cricketer Kevin Pietersen who is known for his love for rhinos can be seen depicting the hardships of the state forest department and the state people in protecting the endangered species in Kaziranga National Park.
A National Geographic documentary titled ‘Save This Rhino — India’ featuring the cricketer’s journey into the deep jungles of the park will have its premiere show at National Geography’s global channel on Tuesday.
Sharing the trailer of the upcoming documentary, Assam’s Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya tweeted: “Join @KP24 Pietersen in his exploring journey to @kaziranga_ & the rhinos of Assam as he features our majestic pride at the global television arena at @NatGeo on 22nd September at 9 PM.”
The cricketer added, “Poaching, floods and habitat loss are real threats to the Indian Rhinos of Kaziranga. Join me on a journey to save these majestic animals.”
According to National Geographic, in the documentary, Pietersen would bust the myth about rhino horn’s so-called medicinal properties.
Earlier, during the shoot too, the renowned cricketer shared pictures of his experiences in the Kaziranga region.
Kaziranga suffered a major hit this year with at last three waves of floods. Over 150 animals including several rhinos died in the flood this year already.