Africa’s anti-poaching dogs take to the skies

Poaching is and has always been a nasty blemish on the face of Africa. Many species are becoming endangered or are on the brink of extinction because of the lucrative business of illegally hunting creatures such as elephants and rhinos. To combat this practice, new forms of enforcement are being utilized including working dogs that accompany their handlers riding in or on fixed and rotary wing aircraft and repelling/skydiving into areas to catch these lawless individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Poaching of rhinos and elephants has surged, but conservationists are fighting back.
  • Giant is a dog trained to take down poachers in Africa.
  • The anti-poaching dogs are trained to skydive and jump from helicopters to tackle down poachers and catch them on their trails.

“As poachers in Africa become more sophisticated, so too has the response from those trying to stop them, including the use of highly-trained dogs.”

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