An African wildlife refuge strapped a GoPro to a rhino and let us see his day

GoPro cameras have put us in the shoes of skydivers and toddlers, and now they’re letting us spend a day in the hooves of a rhinoceros.

Thor the rhino was just two weeks old when his mother was killed for her horn. He now lives at Care for Wild Africa, the largest rhino orphanage in the world. The staffers at the reservation strapped a GoPro onto Thor to show us an average day in his life. It involves group naps, snacking on mango leaves, and even more napping. Life doesn’t sound so bad for this dude. 

Care for Wild Africa also points out that more than 3,750 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since 2013. We’re glad Thor is safe, but if the rhino species continues to dwindle, we won’t be able to see how these majestic animals go about their lives.

Gabe Bergado

Gabe Bergado

Gabe Bergado is a Daily Dot alumnus who covered dank memes, teens, and the weirdest corners of the Internet. One time, Ted Cruz supporters turned him into a meme—or at least tried to. In 2017, he started reporting for Teen Vogue's entertainment section.