A 300-mile cycle ride is definitely not on the top of every 16-year-old's to do list. But for Ethan Collins it was the answer to a question that had been bugging him since a visit to Ol Pejeta in 2013 - what could he do to help rhinos?
In July, Ethan cycled 300 miles over 6 days from Plymouth to Dover in the UK, to raise money for Ol Pejeta's rhino conservation efforts.
When Ethan and his family visited Ol Pejeta four years ago, no one expected it to have the impact it did. Ethan encountered his first wild rhino on a morning bush walk, and the experience inspired him to take action. He managed to raise £2,500 from his epic trip, and that has only given him fuel to organise another one. This time, he aims to cycle the length of the UK, from Lands End to John O'Groats - a whopping 874 miles! Until then, he will initiate several smaller fundraising events at his school.
"It feels great to have done something that will ensure the continued survival of rhinos on our planet. Each one of us can play a part in rhino conservation" says Ethan. Way to go!