A zoologist working to save the endangered animals of Africa has problems with poachers and local tribesmen who don't understand his methods. But, with the help of the local district nurse,...
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A zoologist working to save the endangered animals of Africa has problems with poachers and local tribesmen who don't understand his methods. But, with the help of the local district nurse, he shows that capturing endangered animals and releasing them in protected game reserves is preferable to killing them. Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
The movie dramatizes the work of the team which pioneered the first successful method of capturing Rhinos and transporting them to captivity. This involved darting the animals with anesthetic and hauling the unconscious beasts to a pen where they recovered and were tamed for a few weeks before being shipped off to be part of breeding programs in zoos across the world. In 1964 the year this movie was made, a shipment of Rhino was made from Umfolozi to San Diego zoo in California. See more »
In picturesque Africa, kindly zoologist Robert Culp (as Jim Hanlon) saves a lion who has lost his appetite by tranquilizing the animal and performing some dental work. He is on the continent to help save African animals from extinction. The rhino, especially white rhino, is especially vulnerable. Attractive in slacks and slicked hair, Mr. Culp clashes with scruffy, trigger-happy Harry Guardino (as Alec Burnett). Unaware Mr. Guardino is there to poach Rhinos for profit, Culp hires him as a guide. Beautiful blonde Shirley Eaton plays Guardino's girlfriend. Crocodiles like her pretty feet. The location footage contributed by Sven Persson and Lamar Boren looks all right - but it's mismatched, appears roughly edited, and ends up unappealing.
*** Rhino! (5/20/64) Ivan Tors ~ Robert Culp, Harry Guardino, Shirley Eaton, Harry Mekela
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