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Flying Rhinos – Video

Flying Rhinos – Video

The other day I wrote about the WWF’s amazing Black Rhino Range Expansion Project here in South Africa.  They’ve been trying to relocate 19 critically-endangered black rhinos from the Eastern Cape Province to the Limpopo Province some 1,500 kilometres away.

There were some pretty incredible pictures of the operation and I promised to share the video of the action when it became available.

Well, here it is, once again thanks to the übercool folks at Green Renaissance:

 

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Andreas is a book shop manager and freelance writer in Cape Town, South Africa. Follow him on Twitter: @Andreas_Spath

 

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7:35AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

thanks for sharing :)

2:26PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Thank you WWF & all those involved in this most worthy project for the Rhino's! It is a wonderful feeling to see people banning together to help preserve these magnificent creatures. It is just so sad that they have to do this in the first place because of the evil poachers in this world. Rhino's are in my thoughts & prayers!!
















6:51AM PST on Nov 12, 2011

How very sad that this move is even necessary! While I applaud all efforts to save these magnificant animals, more needs to be done to stop poaching. If there was a bounty on poachers, I believe locals would find it worthwhile to get involved. MONEY is the universal language in these situations.

12:00AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

Chelsea,
They are moving the rhinos to create new populations (herds) of the black rhino in different areas.. By doing this the population of the black rhino is increasing. Hopefully one day they will be off the critically endangered list.

My favorite part was when the rhino was trying to stand up. All wobbly, it looked like he had a few too many.

Hopefully the rhino will think he was just dreaming of flying. Didn't look too comfortable. But if it saves the species i say knock em out and lets fly.

7:38PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

That's good to hear. I didn't understand the title of the article until I actually saw them fly lol.

4:18PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

How inspiring. How passionate and committed the people involved in this operation have been. I just wish we could extend such passion, commitment and hope to the human race.

3:09PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Good for them. We need to protect our animals. Remember mankind is at fault. They are the ones who took the natural habitat away. This world will soon be a large concrete parking lot if they have their way.

2:38PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

That rhino must have been thinking WTF when he woke up and found himself a long long way from home. I hope its worthwhile and these creatures thrive.

1:07PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Thanks.

12:53PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

I'm not 100% certain why they're moving the rhinos but it seems like they have good reasons from what I can comprehend.

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