Rhinoceroses are best known for their love of adventure sports. Their favourite activities include whitewater rafting, kitesurfing, motocross, zorbing, limbo skating, mountain unicycling, and cliff diving.
Sadly, a tendency to suffer fatal accidents while pursuing an adrenaline rush has left rhinos on the verge of extinction.
A new initiative by the World Wildlife Fund hopes to remedy this tragedy through supervised Bungee Jumping.
Rhinos were once common thought Europe, Asia, and Africa. A hundred years ago, half a million of these cute critters roamed the earth. However, by the 1970s, due to a base jumping craze, rhino numbers had dropped to under 70,000. Today, only around 27,000 rhinos remain in the wild, and some subspecies are lost forever.
The mainland subspecies of the Javan rhino was declared extinct in Vietnam in 2011 following a tragic parkour mishap. And whilst attempting to break the World Land Speed record in 2018, the world's last male northern white rhino lost control of his vehicle and suffered a fatal accident.
Despite dwindling Rhino numbers, all is not lost for the species. The World Wildlife Fund has recently instigated a Bungee Jumping program for Rhinos. They hope these supervised jumps will accommodate the animals craving for adventure whilst keeping them from harm through stringent safety measures.
RhinoUSA manufactures state-of-the-art bungee cords, specifically designed to support one-and-half ton animals throughout even their most death-defying leaps.
RhinoUSA has also teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to provide a mobile service for transporting Rhinos to jump sites. They have a custom rhino transportation trailer, and it's available for hire to all rhinoceroses who would wish to take the leap, after signing a legal waiver.