The numbers are startling. The world’s rhino population is near extinction, declining 90% since 1970. At this time, the battle to save the Rhino has become a war being fought against illegal poaching.
- Black Rhino – 3,500 left in the world.
- Indian Rhino – 2,500 left and none in the wild!
- Sumatran Rhino – Less than 300 left in the world.
- Javanese Rhino – less than 40 to 50 left in the world.
- Northern White Rhino – 7 (SEVEN) left in the world.
But all is not lost. Due to conservation efforts, the Southern White Rhino has been brought back from 500 to approximately 17,000. But poachers are now killing Southern White Rhinos at the rate of 1 per day.
Mike Ross of Dan-Inject Dart Guns is helping in the Rhino conservation efforts currently underway in Africa. Darting Rhinos for conservation purposes, they are able to take genetic samples and embed microchips for identification purposes should an animal be poached. This is indispensable in the forensic work of conservation.
In the movie below, Mike Ross is piloting the helicopter with a conservation official using the Dan-Inject JM Special with the short barrel. The Dan-Inject JM Special is perfect for this purpose since it’s compact, accurate and great for using in confined spaces.
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