Meet The Dog That Hunts Rhino Poachers In Africa

By : Jamie Roberts |


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Meet Diego, the dog who protects rhinos from hunters in Africa.

The anti-poaching dog is from the Ol Pejeta Conservatory in Kenya, home of the last male northern white rhino in the world, Sudan.

In their bid to protect Sudan from poachers, the rhino already has a 24/7 armed guard. But now he also has Diego, and as this video demonstrates he’s not to be messed with – he can reach speeds of 40mph when he gets going.

The clip gives an insight into what it’s like to catch a poacher from the dog’s perspective. We’re given a first hand look through a GoPro attached to Diego‚Äôs back, as he bounds through the land in pursuit of a decoy poacher.