Last year, an African creature that behaves very much like a cat was seen riding atop buffaloes and rhinoceroses. Now, she’s at it again this year, but this time she’s been caught on camera.
Wildlife ACT, which assists park rangers in monitoring endangered animals within the reserve, spoke about the footage released last week, commenting that this could be first time such behavior has been captured on video.
"This grumpy rhino certainly didn’t make things easy for our hitchhiking friend," the organization wrote.
The genet, now humorously named ‘Genet Jackson’ (after singer Janet Jackson) by Wildlife ACT, also has her own Twitter account.
— Genet Jackson (@genetjackson) July 2, 2015
Craig Sholley, a wildlife biologist and vice president of the African Wildlife Foundation, told National Geographic that it's possible the genet clambered up the rhino for a hunting advantage, rather than to hitch a ride.
For more of Genet Jackson's rhino-riding adventures, follow her on Twitter.
[H/T: Huffington Post]