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:


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



William C
William Cabout a year ago

Thanks for the information.

W. C
W. Cabout a year ago

Thank you for caring.

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Neste
Lisa Neste7 years ago

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!!

Jo Little
jo L7 years ago

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.

Susan W.
Susan W7 years ago

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.

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim7 years ago

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

lis Gunn
lis Gunn7 years ago

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.

Sheri Schongold
Sheri Schongold7 years ago

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.

Phil w.
Phil w7 years ago

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.