ONE of the worlds leading natural history film makers Alastair Fothergill has been raising funds to help save the rhino with a talk at a North Yorkshire school.

The producer of many of the most famous programmes, particularly involving David Attenborough, including the original Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and the legendary The Hunt, visited Aysgarth School, near Bedale, to entertain a sell out audience.

He revealed the highs and lows of filming The Hunt, which recorded much animal behaviour which had never been seen before and the remarkable strategies used by hunters to catch their prey, as well as the many ploys used by the hunted to escape.

Mr Fothergill said he knew the area well after going to university in Durham and was delighted to be back in Wensleydale.

Juliet Madden who helped organise the event to raise money for the Waterberg Trust, which is helping to save rhinos in South Africa and work with local schoolchildren to protect them.

Mrs Madden said:”It was a brilliant talk giving a real insight into how difficult a job it is to capture these animals Alistair is an inspiration.”