Flying rhinoceros

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29 Responses to “Flying rhinoceros”

  1. Ian Wood says:

    Owwwww use the sling!

    • siloxane says:

      Owwwww use the sling!

      I was wondering about that too, but as the article states, “This new procedure is gentler on the darted rhino, because… [its] respiration is not as compromised as it can be in a net.”

      • Culturedropout says:

        I initially read that as, “Its reputation is not as compromised” and I’m thinking “How much MORE damage could they do to the rhino’s street cred than by flying him around upside down by his feet??” *sigh*

      • Ian Wood says:

        Well obviously I didn’t bother reading the article. Do you think I have time for that sort of thing? Nope, “Comment, and move on,” that’s what we were taught at the Academy.

  2. Nathaniel says:

    I made it better:

  3. Zero Sonico says:

    Turn it around and you get a rhinoceros balloon!! ^_^/

  4. awjt says:

    He’s thinking, “Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow…”

  5. Lobster says:

    Don’t joke guys, this is really rhinoserious.

  6. Guest says:

    I hadn’t realized the World Wrestling Federation’s philanthropic interests were so diversified. :)

    (That’s okay, I remember where the door is…)

  7. saint242 says:

    On a much, much sadder note, two days ago the IUCN declared the Western Black Rhino extinct. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15663982

  8. Chauncey Scott says:

    helluva place to wake up at. 

  9. doomcake says:

    flood the market with fake rhino horn?

  10. I kind of want to put the last black rhino in a room with the PennState cho-mo and see who comes out alive.  There’s a weird justice in it somehow.

    • voiceinthedistance says:

      That’s a cage match I’d pay to see.  I’d prefer to see it, though, if they could find a way to cover Mr. Sandusky with rhino pheromones first.

  11. fuzzbo says:

    Would that be a heliphrino?

  12. And for the rest of their lives, they dreamed of flying.

  13. baronkarza says:

    It resembles a scene from Fellini’s “And the Ship Sails On” where a rhino is suspended from ropes aboard ship, and that other film (was it Dolce Vita? I’m not sure) where the giant statue of Jesus is airlifted across Rome.

  14. jackbird says:

    I thought the advent of Viagra killed the market for rhino horn.  Anyone knowledgeable care to comment?

  15. TheMudshark says:

    In related news, there has been a series oh rhinoceros horn thefts in Vienna lately. Horns were stolen from an auction house and later from a taxidermist who had bought the horn at that very same auction house.

  16. Andrew Pam says:

    That joke is so 2002.  (The year WWF became WWE.  Yes, it’s nearly a decade already!)

  17. oneswellfoop says:

    Anyone been able to find a high res version of this pic?  It need to be my new desktop background.

  18. Although desperate times call for desperate measures, that much weight on the animals joints and bones can’t be too good.  Hope in the future the animal rescuers have a chance to read up on methods of movement as recommended by Dr. Temple Grandin.

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