Yao Ming Works to Save Africa’s Elephants and Rhinos from Poaching

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Retired Chinese NBA star Yao Ming has traveled the world for his basketball career, and now he is on a new journey: saving some of Africa’s most vulnerable creatures.

Originally from Shanghai, the basketball player aims to use his star power to reverse centuries-old Chinese traditions that result in dwindling rhino and elephant populations, The Washington Post reported

Last month, 33-year-old Yao debuted a film in Beijing documenting the destruction caused by ivory and rhino horn trade, called The End of the Wild. The documentary was created with WildAid, a non-profit organization that aims to end illegal wildlife trade, for which Yao serves as a celebrity ambassador. Read more…

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