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Flying with rhinos

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Rhinos have been hunted and killed for their horns for many decades. What is the situation like today and how do the African countries try to protect their charismatic megafauna? Our guest spent a lot of time in the South African bush on her mission to help the rhinos to survive. She even flew with them across countries to find them a safer home. Cat chats with Fidu about her passion for rhino conservation and the adventures she experienced in the bush.

Dr Fidu in the South African bush. Photo credit: Dr. Fidu Pohlin

Dr Fidu Pohlin is a veterinarian and wildlife ecologist at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna in Austria. Before her position in Vienna, she completed her PhD on rhinos at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Dr Fidu taking a blood sample from a rhino in the South African bush. Photo credit: Dr. Fidu Pohlin

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