The Kenya wildlife services have the mandate of taking care of the wild animals in the country. They ensure that the animals have water supplies during the dry season. They also relocate animals from one place to another. One of the main reasons they relocated wild animals, especially the big five, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, Buffalos, and Cheetahs, is to protect them from poachers. They are transported to fenced areas, and the world life services can monitor them throughout them. Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffalos are hunted down for their horns which have a ready market in Asia and some parts of China. Today, I will share the main reasons why Rhinos are transported upside down using helicopters.
Sedative medicines should be injected into the target rhinos during transit to capture them. This medicine causes the animal to fall asleep, allowing agents to apprehend and capture it. The animal is then tied upside down transported using a helicopter over short distances. According to a study conducted by doctor Robin, the animal's heart and lungs coped well with upside flying.
Positional consequences of blood flow occur when a rhinoceros is turned on its side. That is to say, while oxygen-rich blood is being directed to the lower parts of the lung for gas exchange, blood is not being directed to the upper parts of the lung as effectively due to gravity, so that when a rhinoceros is hanging upside down, it's almost as if it's standing upside down: the lung is equally perfused on both sides. They can also avoid muscle damage when transported in an upside-down position rather than an upright manner. Apart from the feeling of the strap around their ankle, there is no pressure on their legs.
See a black rhinoceros being flown upside down in a helicopter in the video below.
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