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Model Behati Prinsloo Talks Partnership With Save The Rhino Trust Namibia on 'Ellen'


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Behati Prinsloo grew up in Namibia, so it's only fitting that she is using her platform as a celebrity to work with a charity from the southern African country. The model appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week to talk about her new role as a Global Ambassador for Save The Rhino Trust Namibia, an organization that works to protect the last remaining population of wild black rhinos, of which there are only about 5,000 left on Earth. Prinsloo is working with the trust to spread awareness about black rhino poaching, and to hopefully inspire the next generation to fight for what they believe, just as she believes in preserving black rhinos.

As Prinsloo told DeGeneres, when someone from Save The Rhino Trust Namibia (SRT) approached her to get involved, she instantly was on board. "It made sense for me to be part of this organization, because I'm from Namibia. My parents still live there," Prinsloo explained on the show. "And I think as a Namibian and someone who loves animals and wants to make a change, I just heard — and we all know poaching is going on, we all know devastating stuff is happening — but I just really wanted to join and make a difference. Use my voice to let people know, spread awareness."