To Catch a Rhino: Saving a Species

Last month, six white rhinos were captured at a private game reserve in South Africa and transferred to a quarantine facility for relocation to neighboring Botswana, which has lost its entire rhino population to poaching. E360 contributor Adam Welz joined the operation and produced a photo essay that captures the harrowing process and the power of these magnificent and endangered creatures. READ MORE

 

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A tranquilizer dart of the type used to subdue rhinos for capture. The dart, which is strong enough to penetrate a rhino's thick skin and barbed to prevent it from dislodging, is filled with a tiny dose of M99, an opioid drug that is thousands of times stronger than morphine. (Photo ©Adam Welz)

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