How to Out Run a Rhinoceros




Have you or will you ever found yourself running from a Rhino?
Learn how to outrun, and outsmart, a Rhino!!!

Step 1: Confrontation

Rhinoceros' are primarily found on the continent of Africa.
The most important thing to remember that when a Rhino is chasing after you, it is running out of primal fear of be the stronger of the two (don't cry).

Step 2: Now What!?!?

So if your running and do not know what to do next, slow down.
Stop and wait for the Rhino to come to you.
At the last moment, jump out of the Rhino's path. Rhino's can not see straight, so this method is the most effective against them.

Step 3: Natural Enemies

When being chased, look for some natural advantages.

The first being the tree.
*A tree can be a great friend to you. If you don't believe me, then read Shel Silverstein's THE GIVING
*While running, climb up a tree. The Rhino will loose sight of you and eventually give up, or he will
run unto the tree and get stuck.

The second being a cliff.
*The cliff a last ditch effort, granted you find one.
*Run toward a cliff and dodge out of the way of the Rhino.
*The Rhino will probably run of the cliff and most likely die.

Step 4: Relax!

If you have implemented one of the strategies successfully, you will have, hopefully, lived!
So sit back and relax!!!
You have out ran and out smarted a Rhino!

Step 5: Closing Comments

This is not based on expierience or reliable zoologists.
However, this is what I would do if confronted with a charging Rhino.

Warning!: Do not go out and try to be chased by a is not a smart move.

Special Thanks:
Google Images: for providing photos



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    24 Discussions

    The Jamalam

    10 years ago on Step 3

    The Rhino will loose sight of you and eventually give up, or he will
    run unto the tree and get stuck.
    Lose has one o

    1 reply

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I think that a instructables should be useful... Frankly, I don't think this one is of any use. You are talking about a dangerous situation involving a wild animal. Any common person should be kept away, in safety, from a wild animal. Any contact with a wild animal must be under the sight of a professional... I think any event out of this context can become a accident, a very serious accident. People can get hurt, or even worse, the rhino can get hurt. So I think that we should leave rhinos on Africa, in peace. And if you ever get a close call with a rhino, start thinking from the point "Why the hell I put myself on that situation?", this could clarify things a bit.


    It won't work because a rhino's not an elephant, what you need is heavy machine gun with flamethrowing capacities, you can shoot stuff then scare it away with the fire... the gun bit is solely to amuse you while waiting for the rhino to get close enough.

    indeed or possibly my big project on the way, I'd say a rhino would be stopped in it's tracks by this, sadly I have way too many big projects I want to do, including the colossus project, but that involves welding, the rhino stopper involves a bit more money and rocket bike looks to be a null point until I can build my own rocket engines. Think saturn IV for your skate board....

    "I shoot the Hippopotamus with bullets made of platinum, because if I use the leaden one his hide is sure to flatten em." by Hilaire Belloc a crazy poet (worth checking out). I like it, a nice simple instructable and a valuable tip if ever I get chased. Never try to climb a tree when being cased by a bear though, becuase bears can run as fast a horse along the flat and up a tree!

    Yeah but bears are big and heavy. you could get up part of the tree and as it comes to get jump off behind it, you wont be able to outrun it but you can out maneuvre it... I suggest running at a cliff and do a tremors style finish....


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I thought Rhinos had thicker skin than elephants, but then i saw this video.

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    So I guess you could use and elephant gun, but where's the fun in that?

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Well it is just a computer animation. I think rhinos do have thicker skin, but I also think you can get around it with an elephant gun. I suppose you're right about the fun... Although some people would enjoy shooting such a big ass gun.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I was just reading about Rhinos the other day. I guess they're pretty arbitrary in what they attack. They can just be grazing alongside a herd of zebras and all of a sudden he just goes postal. He'll single one out zebra and charge him like he's his worst enemy. During the chase, if he sees something else that randomly ticks him off, he'll charge that instead. When he's finally done chasing, he usually stops and promptly falls asleep. So I guess your best option is to run towards something he'd rather attack and try to look boring. (Fortunately, not hard for people who spend their day reading useless animal facts and relying to industructables.) :)


    11 years ago on Introduction

    This seems like reasonable advice, but I am afraid that this does not really qualify as an Instructable.

    You need to replace the stock images with photos you have taken yourself, plus videos (taken by a friend or relative) of you eluding a rhino with these methods. It may also be helpful to write a step (before you go to Africa) about ways of settling probate following deaths abroad.

    Those are the rules, I'm afraid. Do you know where your passport is?


    11 years ago on Introduction

    African guides will tell you DON'T run from a lion. Because a human is taller, a lion's brain interprets that as a bigger animal. Stand still and think big. Running triggers the lions predatory chase & eat instinct. Standing still may also work for a platypus stampede, but further research is required.


    hey this is just the plan from tremors but with less pipe bombs... Ecellent strategy but what if the rhino's wearing glasses, then you're screwed.

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    then we should be safe for now, I have learned an extra nugget of knowledge that help in my quest for dominion over all animals except of course pirahnas, after ruling over the animals some guys from peta and I would have a stand off and I would fall in to the pirahna bar and they'd eat me, however by strategically placing a sign saying this over a tank with helpful goldfish and a submarine would be good.