Wednesday photo: Dehorned rhino

South Africa has been dehorning rhinos to keep the animal alive. This post isn’t a discussion of whether this is the right solution to stop poaching. 

The first dehorned rhino I saw was with my parents last year in isiMangaliso near St. Lucia. We were told those were dehorned because their mothers were poached. 

This week I saw rhinos that were proactively dehorned at Ithala. 

 

Dehorned white rhino at Ithala.


 

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