• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST BULL RHINOS TO BE BROUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY WAS TAKEN TO THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA, LAST WEEKEND AFTER IT HAD BEEN TRACKED BY HELICOPTER AND RENDERED HARMLESS WITH ANAESTHETIC DARTS.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST BULL RHINOS TO BE BROUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY WAS TAKEN TO THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, KENYA, LAST WEEKEND AFTER IT HAD BEEN TRACKED BY HELICOPTER AND RENDERED HARMLESS WITH ANAESTHETIC DARTS. THE HUGE ANIMAL -- IT WEIGHTS MORE THAN 3,000 POUNDS (1,360 KILOS) -- WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE GAME RESERVE BY LORRY.

    NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK'S LATEST PRIZE WAS CAPTURED BY DR JOHN KING, WORKING WITH THE KENYA GAME DEPARTMENT. AFTER A DAY-LONG HUNT, DR KING SPOTTED THE ANIMAL FROM A HELICOPTER. THE RHINO WAS SHOT WITH AN ANAESTHETIC DART, BUT MANAGED TO ESCAPE. LATER, IT WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF A DEEP GORGE IN THE NYERI FOREST AND SHOT WITH ANOTHER DART.

    A GANG OF WORKMEN THEN HACKED A ROAD THROUGH THE FOREST ALONG WHICH THE RHINO WAS BRAGGED BY ROPE AND PULLEY BEFORE BEING LOADED ONTO A LORRY AND DRIVEN TO THE GAME RESERVE.

    THERE, IT IS TO BE KEPT IN A STOCKADE FOR ANOTHER WEEK SO AS TO GIVE IT TIME TO SETTLE DOWN BEFORE BEING RELEASED INTO THE GAME RESERVE. THIS LATEST TROPHY IS THE FIFTH RHINO TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CN4AIQRPY7ARLZ5JD4G2NNGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CN4AIQRPY7ARLZ5JD4G2NNGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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