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Friday, 20 October 2017   /   published in Rhinos

Award-Winning Photo of Butchered Rhino

BBC News, Oct 17

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year taken by Brent Stirton. The black rhino in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, in South Africa, was killed by poachers at night with a silence for his horn which is later sold on the black market in China. It is estimated that more than 1,000 rhinos are killed every year for their horns, it is believed that their horns can cure conditions from kidney stones to cancer.