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Flight of the Rhino

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    Posted by xanadutheblue (U2940564) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Of course it is grim watching a programme that includes shots of some of the rhinos murdered for a hard tuft of keratin of no known medicinal value, and if culling some of the human population wasn't such a grim thought, I know where I'd like to start...smiley - devil

    But when I decided to watch after all, I never guessed how neat the title would turn out to be! Unconscious rhinos dangling upsides down from helicopters - all in the name of getting them to new reserves where they would hopefully have a chance to survive and breed.

    Only one thing...they told us how limited they were in the distance they could fly a rhino... oh, don't get the poachers drawing circles on the map of where the rhinos were last found and go searching along that radius...! smiley - sadface

    With iPlayer, you could skip the upsetting scenes near the beginning and come in later on the amazing sight of an upside-down flying rhino! smiley - cool

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    Posted by luckyme (U14359175) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    A must see programme for me.

    It was heartbreaking to see the baby rhino trying to dig under its dead mother to feed from her. I do hope it survives.

    When the ignorant people who insist on claiming medicinal properties exist in horn get real. As always it comes down to greedy people scamming the ignorant/desperate. What will they do when they have killed off all the horn bearing animals?

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    Posted by Bouillaguet (U14312340) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    A must see programme for me.

    It was heartbreaking to see the baby rhino trying to dig under its dead mother to feed from her. I do hope it survives.

    When the ignorant people who insist on claiming medicinal properties exist in horn get real. As always it comes down to greedy people scamming the ignorant/desperate. What will they do when they have killed off all the horn bearing animals? 
    I thought this was yet another excellent programme from the Natural World series; it was rather odd to see the rhino flying upside down though!

    Unfortunately I'm not so sure the people involved are either ignorant or desperate:

    www.savingrhinos.org...

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    Posted by luckyme (U14359175) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    By ignorant/desperate I mean the people who buy the rhino horn 'cures' for just about every disease known to man.

    The greedy are the killers and the purveyors of such nonsense.

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    Posted by the_cleaner--still a man (U3423083) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    Of course it is grim watching a programme that includes shots of some of the rhinos murdered for a hard tuft of keratin of no known medicinal value, and if culling some of the human population wasn't such a grim thought, I know where I'd like to start...smiley - devil

    But when I decided to watch after all, I never guessed how neat the title would turn out to be! Unconscious rhinos dangling upsides down from helicopters - all in the name of getting them to new reserves where they would hopefully have a chance to survive and breed.

    Only one thing...they told us how limited they were in the distance they could fly a rhino... oh, don't get the poachers drawing circles on the map of where the rhinos were last found and go searching along that radius...! smiley - sadface

    With iPlayer, you could skip the upsetting scenes near the beginning and come in later on the amazing sight of an upside-down flying rhino! smiley - cool 
    "Only one thing...they told us how limited they were in the distance they could fly a rhino... oh, don't get the poachers drawing circles on the map of where the rhinos were last found and go searching along that radius...! smiley - sadface"

    I'm hoping they are in a reserve that is more secure from poachers and with tracking devices on them, that helps too.


    Fascinating programme and Bom being the star for me, but how he walks up to the Rhinos and places his Hat on a stick amazed me...smiley - yikes..great they put a camera on it too, what a shot.smiley - cool

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    Posted by xanadutheblue (U2940564) on Sunday, 17th February 2013

    By ignorant/desperate I mean the people who buy the rhino horn 'cures' for just about every disease known to man.

    The greedy are the killers and the purveyors of such nonsense. 
    I'm glad no-one told me off for contemplating a certain amount of genocide...smiley - devil

    'Flight of the Rhino' is a pretty neat pun on 'Plight of the Rhino'. smiley - smiley I bet they wish they could name a lot more programmes so nicely - Spy in the Huddle comes to mind...

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    Posted by xanadutheblue (U2940564) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Ha, so someone was rude! Wonder who, and what they said? smiley - winkeye

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