Monday, November 7, 2011

Black Rhinos Take Helicopter Trip Enroute To New, Secret Refuge 1500 Miles Away

Rhino Airlift Photos: Black Rhinoceros Transported To New Home By Air

Nov. 7, 2011
South Africa

To protect them from poachers who threaten their extinction, 19 critically endangered black rhinoceroses are being helicoptered out whilst under sedation, loaded onto awaiting land vehicles and transported 1500 miles across South Africa to Limpopo province and relocated in a secret area.

Suspended by their ankles, the 10 minute helicopter airlift has been determined to be the safest and least traumatic method to rescue these magnificent animals from almost certain extinction.

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