This extraordinary channel premiere tells the story of how one dramatic rescue of a beautiful and endangered species might have changed the course of its history.
The population of these majestic animals has declined by an incredible 97 per cent since 1960, but in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa a daring plan to save the black rhino recently took place. Experts carefully moved a whole population to a secret location, but the only way out for the rhinos is transporting them via helicopter. Can they be moved before the poachers reach them and will it work at all?
Narrated by Sean Bean, Flight Of The Rhino tells the full story, following a team of experts who have planned meticulously for eight years to stage a mission that they hope will finally tip the balance in the black rhinos favour.