Wildlife ACT's Izzy Rowles was doing routine monitoring with expert rhino tracker Zama Ncube in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, South Africa, when they heard the cries of a 4-week-old rhino calf.
The baby had fallen into a ditch with no way to get out, while her mother was nearby in distress.
Rowles and Ncube improvised with makeshift leashes and blindfolds to help the calf, but their ropes snapped. Ncube ultimately jumped in to safely guide the rhino out.
'You feel like a hero,' Ncube says. 'And you just wish that everyone should learn and see the importance of doing that for the future of living creatures all over the world.'