A video has surfaced showing a genet hitchhiking on a critically endangered black rhino. Although typically solitary creatures, this genet, nicknamed Genet Jackson—after the popular singer—appears to enjoy traveling on the backs of larger wildlife.
It was first spotted in 2014 riding around on a buffalo as well as a white rhino.
Now, Wildlife ACT has captured video footage of the genet with its companion in South Africa.
AWF’s Vice President Craig Sholley says the genet probably jumps on these large herbivores in order to search for food.
Photo by: Mark Boulton
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