Prince Harry gave us more than we bargained for when he posed for a picture with baby rhinos!
The rugged royal visited Khulula Care For Wild this week to learn all about animal conservation, but not only did he show off his love of the large animals, he also debuted a serious beard. The redhead is letting shaving fall to the wayside, and it's a very different look! If you prefer a clean-shaven Harry, look away. But if you like him scruffier, than this is the look for you!
While his beard is notable, his work with the center has been incredibly meaningful. The African Conservation Experience Twitter account was so excited by his visit that they even tweeted about it. (Then again, who wouldn't be happy about a visit from a royal?) At Khulula Care For Wild, volunteers focus on veterinary care, nutrition, rehabilitation and hand rearing of rhinos whose mothers have been killed by poachers.
Volunteers also work with other South African wildlife, including giraffes, wildebeests, primates and kudu.
Since ending his career in the armed forces, Harry has been traveling throughout Africa to work on several conservation projects. His work will cover activity in Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa, where he will learn about environmental education programs and get first-hand experience living alongside the wildlife, according to a statement from the Palace.
"...Prince Harry will be working on the ground gaining experience in areas facing some of the greatest conservation challenges. We at ZSL have been delighted to play a part in pulling together a programme that will be tough, but rewarding," said Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes at the Zoological Society of London, in a statement. "After this period, Prince Harry will be one of the best-informed ambassadors for the conservation community on what is really happening on the ground in Africa. His experience will be of great value."
As the picture shows, Prince Harry has been gaining invaluable knowledge of the animal kingdom, even at the cost of missing major family milestones! Prince William's little brother wasn't in town for Princess Charlotte's birth and also missed out on her July 5 baptism.