There Is a Rhino In My House

There Is a Rhino In My House

2011, Nature  -    -  Playlist 30 Comments
Ratings: 8.82/10 from 71 users.

There is a Rhino in my House is a documentary exploring the heartwarming story of John and Judy Travers, a Zimbabwean couple, at the Imire Safari Ranch, who have devoted their lives to saving from extinction one of the rarest mammals on Earth.

When a tragic turn of events leaves an adorable baby rhino, a tiny warthog and a hyper hyena orphaned, native Zimbabwean Judy Travers takes on the mammoth task of raising all three - in her home!

Imire Safari Ranch is one of the first farms to offer homes to young orphan elephants and has instigated research to improve handling and teaching elephants in order for them to be ridden and to work on farms.

Tucked away in Eastern Zimbabwe, Imire Safari Ranch is conservationists John and Judy's 11,000 acre game park and they have made it their lives' work to give rescued wild animals a home here.

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Aidan McFerris
3 years ago

One of my favorite docs ever. Now, in 2020, Im coming to find that the Cabal/Evil Elite, are most likely behind the fires started there purposely.

Richard Neva
9 years ago

A beautiful story

10 years ago

What a lovely, crazy bunch of animals and people. ! RESPECT ! ?

10 years ago

thank you for sharing such a beautiful story. it gave me something wonderful to think about. renee

10 years ago

I wish this was available for purchase. DVD, Blueray, etc..

10 years ago

that rhino is awesome!

10 years ago

This is awesome. I want a Rhino,lol. I kept thinking cannibalistic rebels were going to over run the compound or something... Africa sucks. I love the wildlife and all, but white folks should just stay the hell away from Africa these days.

10 years ago

what a beautiful story, the world would do well to be populated with these kind of people.

10 years ago

For those enamored of this documentary, there's another on You Tube entitled "The Hippo That Lives in a House."

10 years ago

@TDF & Vlatko

I noticed that my comment in reply to Waldo went straight to moderation.

Please know that I have no interests in either Imire Safari Ranch or Youtube. I apologize if my earlier reply to Waldo some how crossed the line of permitted posting. I was only offering some direction for him as he stated that he wanted to find out more about these people & ultimately get in touch with them. I intended no harm & honestly was not using your site as an avenue to advertise.

By reading Waldo's comment, you might see how I inadvertently messed up but certainly with the sincerest of intentions.


Alexander Heckl
10 years ago

Rhinos are awesome :( Damn, i got really sad watching this. Living in the city i forget about important stuff. I get exposed to meaningless bulls*it everyday and I forget how important it is to take care and too love our fellow earthlings.

10 years ago

just wonderful-meravigliosissimo!

10 years ago

Being a huge animal rights supporter and activist my heart goes out to these people for their loss. I know what it is like to become extremely attached with an animal and then have some senseless red-neck intentionally kill them,, its like losing a family member sometimes. If I knew how to get funds to these people I would really like to do so. I need to re-watch this and get the name of the reservation and its location, I bet I can figure it out from there.

I think if we as men have a purpose it is of our own making and long ago I made it my purpose to reduce suffering in whatever way I could. So I set out to become a volunteer drug addiction counselor, I volunteered at the soup kitchen, I even worked with several local churches in programs such as "toys for tots" and so forth, but something wasn't right. It seemed the best we could do was pick up the pieces, note all the important factors, write it all down somewhere, and organize each tragedy into its respective category just in case of the off chance that someone might come looking for what was left of their loved one some day- which never happened while I worked at the mission.
Eventually one week I volunteered at the local pound, cleaning cages, giving dogs baths, interacting with them for a while, trying to get them a home, etc., etc. Man it has been the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. I have been doing it now for over ten years, still as a volunteer but really I get so much more back from working with these animals than I give its unbelievable, My life changed so dramatically since I started doing this, I am not the same person, and that is a good thing- trust me. I urge anyone out there having issues with addiction to try working with animals,the suffering you defeat may include your own.