Rhino’s Horn Was Removed To Protect It from Poachers. Vets Make A Remarkable Discovery
The black rhino's horn is illegally highly prized item.
In this case when the conservationists in South Africa found something extraordinary.
When the vets removed its horn to protect him from poachers, they were stunned to discover a perfect heart at the base of the animal’s colossal horn.
This young boy in the picture shows off the rhino’s horn that was removed in a legal de-horning process and showed the shape of a heart inside.
This discovery showed perfect dark black love heart shape in the centre of the milky white animal horn.
As a part of a legal de-horning programme by Dr WIlliam Fowlds, this magnificent rhino had its horn removed.
de- horning rhino
This act of de-horning the rhino, took place at the Kragga Kamma Game Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is designed to protect it from poachers.
The concept that, by removing the horn, is expected that the hunters will be deterred by the lack of financial incentive to kill the wild animal.
The amusing pictures of the rhino’s horn were snapped by photographer Luc Hosten, 56.
He says, "Rhino poaching is rife in South Africa, and there were rumours that the game park was going to be visited by poachers."
"Surveillance began, and it was eventually decided to remove the horns and spread the information so that poachers would stay away."
"This process was professionally done, by staff at Kragga Kamma and a team of vets – the horns are removed using battery powered tools and a chainsaw, and the animals are monitored throughout."
Amazingly Perfect Imprint
"Amazingly, there was a perfect imprint of a heart on one of the rhino’s horns." He further added, "It is sad that we have to de-horn rhinos to protect what we love from unscrupulous poachers. We love our rhinos, but to save them we have to maim them. It was a great success – all the animals were successfully treated, and back and active straight afterwards."
Here's a video of the dehorning in the video below...
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