GUWAHATI | SEPT 21, 2020:
A short documentary on the rhinos of Kaziranga National Park by cricketer and wildlife conservationist Kevin Pietersen will air on the National Geographic channel on Tuesday.
Pietersen, who is on IPL (Indian Premier League) duty as a TV commentator in the United Arab Emirates, took time off to post a reminder on Twitter about his documentary which raises awareness about Kaziranga rhinos and their conservation.
"Poaching, floods and habitat loss are genuine threats to the Indian rhinos of Kaziranga. Join me on a journey to save these majestic animals. 'Save This Rhino' premieres 22nd September at 1 pm, repeat at 9 pm, on Nat Geo India Wild," the former English cricketer of South African origin, posted.
Pietersen had arrived in Kaziranga National Park on March 4 this year to work on the documentary. During the shoot, the tall cricketer shared many pictures of his experience in the Kaziranga region, with locals applauding his efforts to raise awareness on rhino conservation.
The visit to Kaziranga in March was a part of Pietersen's initiative, SORAI (Save Our Rhinos in Africa and India).
Meanwhile, Assam forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Monday also took to Twitter to inform people about the much-awaited documentary's premiere.
Sharing the trailer of the upcoming documentary, Suklabaidya tweeted, "Join Pietersen in his exploring journey to Kaziranga and the rhinos of Assam as he features our majestic pride at the global television arena."
The new documentary series, "Save This Rhino" on National Geographic underlines the need to secure the survival of rhinos with the species under threat of becoming extinct.
The documentary follows the experiences of Pietersen as he delves deep into the conservation efforts of the endangered one-horned rhinos of Kaziranga.