Good film of a rescue operation to save a rhino from the man-made lake at Kariba dam.
Kariba dam, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
BGV. Kariba Dam on Zambezi river. GV. Lake behind the dam which is filling up. LV. Rhino splashing its way through the water towards camera. LV. Young black man chasing rhino, & LV. GV. Elephant half covered by water. SV. Rhino, after being caught, trying to escape from his captors who are trying to tie her legs together - it is a female rhino. CU. Rupert Fothergill, the leader of the operation "Noah" - saving the rhino from the dam. SV. African throwing water over the rhino, pan to close up shot of rhino's head. SV. Ranger Klassens (sp?) filling hypodermic syringe. CU. Two African men. CU. Klassens injecting the rhino. LV. Crowd of Africans carrying a raft which they put down beside the rhino while she is still trying to escape. SC. Several Africans trying to pull the rhino over onto the raft. The rhino rolls over straight onto her feet and the Africans scatter. CU. Fothergill giving instructions to roll the rhino back the other way. LV. Africans push the rhino back onto the raft, she almost stands up again, but they all push her onto the raft. SV. Rhino being tied on the raft. LV. Africans preparing to pull the loaded raft to the water's edge with the rhino still trying to escape as she lays on the raft. AS. Raft being pulled through the water. SV. Africans pulling. LV. Rhino now being loaded onto the floating raft that will take her to the mainland. LV. The raft is towed away by motor boat. LV. Rhino being towed in the middle of the lake. SV. Rangers examining the rhino, & LV. GV. Island in the middle of the lake. SV. Africans pulling the raft onto dry land. CU. Fothergill undoing the ropes that tied the rhino up & LV. CU. Rhino laying on the grass. LV. Africans climb up trees to keep out of the way when they let the rhino free. TS. Rhino, now free, trying to stand up. She manages and immediately charges out of picture. LV. Africans up in the trees. The Rhino butting towards the motor boat which towed her across the river and pushing it out into deep water. The rhino making her way now towards the floating raft on which Fothergill is standing. The rhino butts the raft and Fothergill tries to chase her away by waving his hat at its snout. Africans still up in the trees. LV. The rhino strolling up the river bank towards camera. CU. The holes in the side of the boat made by the rhino. LV. The rhino runs off into the jungle.