Skip to main content

Check Out This Vintage Footage of a Lake Kariba Rhino Rescue in the 1960s

Vintage Footage of Lake Kariba Rhino Rescue In The 1960s

This vintage footage of a Lake Kariba rhino rescue from the 1960s is worth a few minutes of your time.

When the Zambezi River was dammed in the late 1950s, the Rhodesian Game Rangers launched Operation Noah to rescue thousands of animals including buffalo, elephant, and rhino that were stranded on islands in the lake in northern Rhodesida (now Zimbabwe). This vintage footage a Lake Kariba rhino rescue shows how dangerous that work could be.

Black rhino are known for having a surly disposition and this one certainly did not appreciate being manhandled by those rangers!

Luckily, everyone walked away from the encounter unharmed.

It would have been pretty embarrassing for those rangers if the rhino they were trying to rescue would have sunk their boat!

Like what you see here? You can read more great hunting articles by John McAdams on his hunting blog. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigGameHunt.

NEXT: Cape Buffalo Charges Hunters In This Crazy Clip

you might also like

Check Out This Vintage Footage of a Lake Kariba Rhino Rescue in the 1960s