08 Nov '11, 3pm

Sleeping Black Rhinos Are Hung from Helicopters in Wild Journey to a New Home (Photos)

Sleeping Black Rhinos Are Hung from Helicopters in Wild Journey to a New Home (Photos)

© Michael Raimondo/WWF 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. The World Wildlife Foundation isn't ready to let black rhinos face extinction without a fight. To protect the critically endangered animals, the WWF has pulled out all the stops and turned some heads, using a helicopter to carry 19 sleeping rhinos by their ankles to a secure new home. © Michael Raimondo/WWF While flying rhinos around attached to helicopters may seem inhumane or just inconsiderate, it actually makes for a much easier trip, explained project leader Dr Jacques Flamand: Previously rhinos were either transported by lorry over very difficult tracks, or airlifted in a net. This new procedure is gentler ...

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