Rhinos get Upside-Down Helicopter Ride to Safety

For some endangered rhinos, a 1,000-mile road to rescue from poachers starts with a helicopter ride — hanging upside down, blindfolded and sedated.

Rhinos get Upside-Down Helicopter Ride to Safety. (WWF)

A sedated black rhino is prepared for the 10-minute ride. (WWF)

A sedated black rhino is moved by helicopter above South Africa. (WWF)

WWF calls the ankle airlifts safer than other means of transport in remote areas. (WWF)

WWF veterinarian Jacques Flamand checks a black rhino that was part of the helicopter-truck transfer in South Africa. (WWF)

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