The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy deeply regrets to announce the death of Anna Merz, one of the Conservancy’s iconic founders and reknown conservationist. 82-year-old Anna passed away today in a South African hospital, further details pertaining to her death will be communicated later.

Anna, along with the Craig family, founded the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary, which would later on be established as the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. It is by her vision, dedication and desire to save the rhino from extinction that Lewa stands as the proud organization that it is today.

The entire Lewa fraternity is devastated to lose the most passionate ‘mother of rhinos’, its greatest supporter, and its source of endless inspiration. Anna proved to us all that one person’s dream and love for wildlife can create the most significant impact, far beyond our deepest imagination.

Rest in peace Anna. You will forever be missed and engraved in all of our hearts.


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