Rhinos relocated by helicopter in S. Africa

A rhinocerous is airlifted by its ankles from one part of South Africa to another.

November 9, 2011 8:26:14 PM PST
Nineteen black rhinos are settling in to their new homes in South Africa after making a very unusual migration.

The rhinos were blindfolded, sedated and then hoisted up into the air by helicopter in an effort to move them from one part of the country to another.

The artificial migration was part of an effort to save the critically-endangered animals, which are often prime targets for poachers.

There are only 4,000 black rhinos left in Africa and a record 341 have been killed by poachers this year.

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