The
WORST-CASE SCENARIO
Survival Handbook:

HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A CHARGING RHINO

1. Climb a tree. The rhino is likely to avoid trees when running. Grab a branch at its base and use your legs to power yourself up the tree, keeping three of your limbs in contact with the tree at all times as you climb. If you cannot climb the tree, stand behind it. Rhinos will avoid large obstacles when running.


rhino attack

2. Run for scrub. A rhino probably will not follow you into thick scrub brush. Get as far in as possible. Adrenaline will prevent you from noticing the painful thorns until you try to get out.

3. Stand your ground and shout. If no tree or scrub is available to allow your escape, stand and face the animal (rhinos have poor eyesight but are attracted to movement). As the rhino approaches, scream and shout as loud as you can. A charging rhino may veer away from a noisy target.

4. Run in the opposite direction. A rhino will continue running in the same direction when it is charging and is not likely to turn around and come back for another attack. Once you have evaded the charge and the rhino has veered off, run in the opposite direction.

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