In an effort to protect South African black rhinos, Animal Planet has enlisted an unusual ally – U.S. Special Forces.
Dubbed “Battleground: Rhino Wars,” Jeff “Biggs” Wobig, a SEAL in the Naval Reserves and his comrades, Craig “Saw” Sawyer (former SEAL) and Rob Roy (former Green Beret), patrolled the Greater Kruger area of South Africa in search poachers. Illegal hunting took nearly 700 rhinos last year – and the lives of 100 park rangers.
“Biggs,” and his team made a substantial impact during their tour, taking down seven crime syndicates and imparting their South African counterparts with innumerable skills. You can catch the season finale Thursday, 9 p.m. e/p.