'Black Panther' star Danai Gurira has travelled to Zimbabwe to join a campaign aimed at giving protection and security to the rhinos from poachers. The 40-years old Zimbabwean-American actress was recently announced as Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women.
According to the officials of WildAid conservation group, 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira was mainly grown up in Zimbabwe. Now she is participating in a publicity campaign termed 'Poaching Steals From Us All', which will run across Africa.
Danai Gurira appears in an anti-poaching video that opens with a scene from the "Black Panther" movie in which her character, Okoye, steps in front of a charging rhino that abruptly stops and licks her cheek.
"We're losing our heritage and an important attraction for our tourism industry," Gurira said. She urges people to report wildlife crime.
China and Vietnam have also been targeted in campaigns to reduce demand for rhino horn. Some consumers believe the horn can cure illnesses.