Season 5 Episode 8

Black Rhino

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 1989 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kate: You take the old highway to the dam. You can find it on the map. You'll get there ahead of us.
      MacGyver: Yeah. Then what?
      Kate: Then.. think of something. You're awfully good at that, I've noticed.

    • Mabuto: (to MacGyver) Be careful, Sir. Africa is like a sleeping lion: very beautiful, when left alone.

  • Notes

    • The episode features the following message at the beginning: "This story contains a scene depicting an injury to an animal. The animal and the injury are simulated." A $40,000 animatronic rhinoceros was used to simulate the injury. The ending has a voiceover from Richard Dean Anderson describing the plight of the black rhino, and The Ark Trust awarded this episode a Genesis Award for raising awareness of the issue.

    • The German episode title is "Erbarmungslos", meaning "Merciless". The Finnish episode title is "Sarvikuonot vaarassa", meaning "Rhinoceros in Danger". The French episode title is "Sur la piste des rhinocéros", meaning "Tracking Rhinoceros". The Italian episode title is "Cacciatori senza scrupoli", meaning "Hunters without a Conscience".

  • Allusions