Part of Ella’s job will involve travelling in a helicopter in order to get her to the scene of a poaching (or attempted poaching) incident as soon as possible, especially if the location is difficult to access by road. It is therefore very important that Ella is used to travelling by helicopter to ensure she is prepared for an emergency situation, so training has begun!
Ella recently had her first flight in the helicopter and, although the noisy blades were a little daunting to approach, she soon settled down and enjoyed the ride with Eric by her side! As this is a key mode of transport for Ella, she will be doing more helicopter training so she becomes fully comfortable travelling by air.
This project represents a partnership between Wilderness Foundation Africa, Medivet Saving the Rhino and the Chipembere Rhino Foundation, in support of rhino protection as part of the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative.