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When you have a one-tonne wild, erratic animal that lives in difficult terrain and is under daily threat and attack from poachers, you have to get creative in your mission to save it. It is not news that the rhino is in serious trouble - with brutal attacks made every day in a bid to harvest the horn and sell it on the black market for a price higher than cocaine, diamonds or gold. The situation is so dire that at their current rate of decline, they are predicted to become extinct in the wild in the next ten years. This photo shows how wildlife veterinarians transport sedated rhino by helicopter out of poaching danger zones and into safety where many of them are now under 24 hour armed guard. After rigorous studies on the physiological effects of hanging a rhino by its feet, they have now successfully translocated 200 rhinos to these protected regions where they will form new groups of approximately 20 animals, a number considered genetically viable for this species.