While Yao Ming will always be remembered for his on-court accolades with the Houston Rockets, his career as a humanitarian may one day be just as notable, if not more so.

During the past few years, Yao has played in and hosted numerous charity basketball games, donated millions to an earthquake relief fund and led a crusade against the consumption of shark fin soup in China.

Recently, Yao took on another challenge. The 31-year-old, who has worked with the wildlife conservation group WildAid before, went with them on a fact-finding trip to Africa in which Yao documented the continent’s growing poaching crisis.

To read Yao's entire blog from his trip or to see more photos,
click here.
To learn more about WildAid, click here.

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