Rhino Poaching Soars, Horns Worth More Than Gold

A record number of rhinos were poached this year in South Africa, home to the greatest number of the animals, amid rising demand in Asia for their horns.

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  • There’s a country that will pay $300,000 per rhino horn to cure cancer and hangovers, and it’s wiping out rhinos
    The country’s appetite for rhino horn is so great that it now fetches up to $100,000/kg, making it worth more than its weight in gold. (Horns average around 1-3 ... with some help from poaching crackdowns in countries where rhinos live.
    05/14/2013 - 4:59 am | View Link
  • Rhino poaching peaks across Africa as demand for horns soars
    The world is facing a new wildlife crisis with rhino and elephant poaching in Africa now running out of control ... who are using sales of horns and tusks from animals they have killed to finance their civil wars. Some of the continent’s most notorious ...
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