A Scots student has been left badly injured after being attacked by a rhino in South Africa.
Rescue teams says Kieran Munns was ‘trampled and gored’ by the 1,500kg animal on a private reserve in Northern Zululand on Wednesday.
It is believed the 21-year-old, who has been living in Africa for two years, was part of a group of eight when the female rhino charged at them and struck him twice before making off.
The incident prompted a search and rescue and the student from West Lothian was located and transported to hospital where he has been treated for a dislocated hip and other injuries.
IPSS Medical Rescue said: “We were contacted and informed that the game ranger student had been on foot in a private reserve when he was trampled and gored by the rhino.
“The incident prompted a search and rescue operation by IPSS Search and Rescue as well as anti-poaching units in the area.
“The student was located and preparations for evacuation were initiated. He was stabilized before being transported in a critical condition by road, by KZN Private.”