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Flight of the Rhino: The Remarkable New Way to Relocate African Wildlife


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 153 days ago - newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
It's a tricky, expensive and often very dangerous affair to safely relocate a rhino. But conservationists in South Africa have come up with a slightly awkward and highly effective way of moving the animals in order to protect them from poaching threats.



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Dave C. (214)
Friday May 2, 2014, 5:02 am
seen this before, sad that we have to do it, but if it works then wonderful
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday May 2, 2014, 5:37 am

It is irritating that this has to be done just to protect the Rhino from humans lusting after it's horn.
 

Sandi C. (234)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:06 am
noted
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Friday May 2, 2014, 8:27 am
Comment on the article mentioned the fact that the weight of the Rhino is held by its ankles. I pray that doesn't cause problems for the Rhino. Sad that it has to be done to begin with. Save the Rhino.
 

Sara P. (57)
Friday May 2, 2014, 8:30 am
Noted, thanks Cher.
 

Ted W. (98)
Friday May 2, 2014, 8:32 am
Noted!! kinda radical..but if thats what it takes to save them!! Thanks Cher!!
 

pam w. (191)
Friday May 2, 2014, 9:17 am
These heavy animals are VERY difficult to move...I don't like seeing it upside down but...if it works.....
 

Carol D. (109)
Friday May 2, 2014, 10:05 am
All the stress they have to go through just for greedy humans

noted
 

Yvonne F. (175)
Friday May 2, 2014, 10:29 am
Looks a bit dangerous though! Thanks Cher for posting
 

Kamia T. (67)
Friday May 2, 2014, 1:17 pm
Hmm, interesting. I've seen horses lifted by slings, but they're kept upright. I'm trying to figure out why it's better to lift a poor Rhino upside down, but maybe that's the only way they can get equipment on a sedated animal?
 

June Bostock (46)
Friday May 2, 2014, 1:40 pm
Thanks.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday May 2, 2014, 3:56 pm
As Kit wrote..look what we have to do to protect these animals.
 

S J. (116)
Friday May 2, 2014, 5:20 pm
noted, thanks.
 

Sherri G. (114)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:32 pm
I agree with Kit TY Cher Noted
 

AlexAWAY Genovia (44)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:57 pm
Everyone has already said what I would say. Thanks Cher.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Friday May 2, 2014, 9:26 pm
Wicked Cool Pictures. Imagine seeing that? Lol
Great concept on stress reduction for the animal, but who thunk it? Thanks for sharing.
 

sharon wardle (98)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:38 am
I watched the Flight of the Rhino documentary about this a few months ago on BBC. Here's a link to some clips:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qxrf0/clips

http://www.savetherhino.org/africa_programmes/hluhluwe-imfolozi_park_south_africa/flight_of_the_rhino_documentary
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (44)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 1:03 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Colin Hope (243)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 4:57 am
Desperation often incurs using alternative "out of the box" methods....... under dangerous circumstances!!
Happy to read, thanks, Cher!!
 

Jeaneen A. (136)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 8:16 am
The world would be such a great place without people. We would still have Rain forests totally complete, the oceans would still be clean and filled with all the wildlife that man has killed.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Saturday May 3, 2014, 12:55 pm
Its sad that this needs to be done just to save their live's from the greed of some humans!
 
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