MacGyver: Season 5, Episode 8

Black Rhino (13 Nov. 1989)

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MacGyver trails a friend to Africa where he witnesses the cruel slaughter of the endangered Black Rhino. When he joins the activists hoping the prevent the poaching, Mac meets up with the man behind the scheme - Ladysmith.


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Pete tells Mac that Billy Colton, the brother of the Coltons, the bounty hunters, is in Africa. Mac goes there to help him. Mac learns that he is trying to nab some poachers who are slaughtering, the endangered Black Rhino, for the reward. Mac meets with a woman who is also trying to stop them also. Together they try to help Billy and stop the poaching. Written by

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At the end of the episode, aired in 1989, Richard Dean Anderson does a public service announcement saying that if the poaching isn't stopped, the black rhinos would be extinct by the year 2000. While the population numbers did indeed go down significantly in the following years, they started going back up before 2000 and by the year 2000 there were an estimated number between 1,000 and 1,300. The numbers have steadily gone up since then, though poaching has not stopped. See more »


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Pete Thornton: I'm telling you Billy Colton has compromised our files, and I don't like it.
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