Sunday, February 19, 2012

Do you ever wonder...

Have you ever wondered how these wildlife organizations move some of the bigger (and more dangerous) wild animals? No?! (well ok, I never had either).

But that is the lovely thing about the find out all sorts of things you didn't know that you wanted to know! For's how to move a rhinoceros away from poachers to a protected area.

Well obviously you have to sedate the poor guy ( many vets does it take?)

Then the rhino gets lifted by helicopter to it's new location

New (poacher free) home!

Pretty cool huh? 

P.S. On a more serious note---The poachers are after the rhino horns, which has led to the extinction of the black rhino in Vietnam. This particular rhino was being moved in South Africa by a combination of the South African government and the World Wildlife Fund.

Here's the article and some more links in case anyone wants to read more about it.
Rhinos get upside-down helicopter ride to safety
World Wildlife Fund

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