Flying rhino soars over South Africa

November 9, 2011 1:55:02 PM PST
The World Wildlife Foundation recently released video of a rhino rescue in South Africa. Nineteen black rhinos were airlifted to a new conservation site.

It's part of an effort to protect them from poaching and to increase their population.

The two-ton rhinos were sedated and blindfolded, then hoisted by their ankles and air-lifted by a military helicopter.

After the flight, the rhinos were loaded onto trucks and driven the rest of the journey.