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Bartels, P., 1998. The Wildlife Breeding Resource Centre. Endangered Wildlife 29: 14-15, figs. 1-2

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - South Africa
Subject: Distribution - Hunting
Species: African Rhino Species

Original text on this topic:
Somebody shoots a rhino, but not killed, but shot and immobilised with a dart. After the hunt the rhino is given an antidote to the tranquillising dart and sent trotting into the sunset. This is the first time that the concept has been launched as a service to, and fund-raiser for, conservation purposes.
Darting safaris, or green hunts, refers to the practise of hunting where the high-powered rifle is replaced by the dart rifle. The professional hunter takes his client on a hunting safari, and is accompanied by a wildlife veterinarian whose job it is to oversee the immobilisation of the rhino. One darted, the rhino is worked on by a ranger who inserts microchips into the animal and its horn and takes measurements and tissue samples. Darting Safaris form part of WBRC's Wildlife darting Services.

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