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

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

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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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David C (129)
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 (98)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:06 am

Kathleen R (192)
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 (54)
Friday May 2, 2014, 8:30 am
Noted, thanks Cher.

Ted W (127)
Friday May 2, 2014, 8:32 am
Noted!! kinda radical..but if thats what it takes to save them!! Thanks Cher!!

pam w (139)
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.....

Past Member (0)
Friday May 2, 2014, 10:05 am
All the stress they have to go through just for greedy humans


Yvonne F (181)
Friday May 2, 2014, 10:29 am
Looks a bit dangerous though! Thanks Cher for posting

Kamia T (89)
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 (50)
Friday May 2, 2014, 1:40 pm

. (0)
Friday May 2, 2014, 3:56 pm
As Kit wrote..look what we have to do to protect these animals.

S J (130)
Friday May 2, 2014, 5:20 pm
noted, thanks.

Sherri G (128)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:32 pm
I agree with Kit TY Cher Noted

Past Member (0)
Friday May 2, 2014, 7:57 pm
Everyone has already said what I would say. Thanks Cher.

Shawna S (45)
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 (103)
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:

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
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!!

Past Member (0)
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 C (87)
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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