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Wildlife cam catches genet riding on black rhino's back

By Ben Hooper
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Wildlife cam catches genet riding on black rhino's back
The genet -- nicknamed Genet Jackson by wildlife rescuers -- was previously photographed on the back of a white rhino. New footage released by Wildlife ACT shows the genet riding on the back of a critically endangered black rhino. Wildlife ACT/YouTube video screenshot

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 28 (UPI) -- A South African wildlife charity shared "world first" video of an elusive genet riding on the back of a critically endangered black rhinoceros.

Wildlife ACT, a conservation charity based in Cape Town, posted a video to YouTube showing the "world first" footage of a genet -- a small, spotted cat with a long body and a raccoon-like tail -- hitching a ride on the back of a critically endangered black rhino.

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The charity said the same animal, nicknamed Genet Jackson by rescuers, was previously photographed riding on the back of a buffalo and a white rhino.

Wildlife ACT said the new footage is considered particularly rare due to the critically endangered status of the black rhino.

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