Why Is This 2-Ton Rhino Flying Upside Down?

Don't worry. This rhino is alive and well. He's just sleeping while flying high over the South African landscape tied to a military helicopter. But why did he have to travel 15 miles flying upside down?

The answer is simple: to save his life. The rhino, part of a group of 19, was peacefully living on hills inaccesible by road on the Eastern Cape. Hunters looking for their horns are in that area, so scientists from the World Wildlife Fund decided to save them, moving them to safe area. The rhinos had to travel for 15 miles to meet the trucks that took them to their final destination, 1000 miles up north, in South Africa's Limpopo province, near Zimbabwe and Botswana. [Daily Mail]


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