We're often encouraged to walk a mile in someone else's shoes to expand our perspective on the world. It's harder, though, to imagine ourselves living the life of another animal. What do we know about foraging for food in the wilderness, avoiding predators and building a nest? However, that degree of connection can be useful in helping endangered species.
That's why caretakers at Care for Wild Africa, a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa, strapped a GoPro camera on a young black rhino named Thor to see how he spends his days. Apparently, he spends it playing, napping with other animals and munching on yummy mango leaves.
While the video doesn't give us a direct view of the world through Thor's eyes (it's a little higher off the ground than Thor's eyes), it's a good approximation. We can experience the life of a rhino whose mother was killed when he was only 2 weeks old and is now thriving in a conservation-centered environment. It's just a glimpse, but the video is a reminder of how these animals lead their lives and what we can do to keep them safe.