Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rare Rhino takes Amazing Air Journey

The critically endangered animal makes a portion of its 932-mile relocation by helicopter...


The seventh black Rhino population established by the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, was recently released after an epic 1500 kilometer (932 miles) trip across the country in S.Africa. Nineteen of the critically endangered animals were moved from the Eastern Cape to a new location in Limpopo province.


Black rhino being transported by helicopter to an awaiting land vehicle. The helicopter trip lasts less than 10 minutes and enables a darted rhino to be removed from difficult and dangerous terrain. The sleeping animals suffer no ill effect.


Dr Jacques Flamand of WWFs Black Rhino Range Expansion Project has administered the antidote to wake up a black rhino which has just been released on to a new home after an epic 1500 kilometres journey.