Gov't dehorns rhinos as poaching crisis deepens

Field work: A screengrab from the MInistry's video distributed this week showing DWNP officers dehorning a rhino. The actual dehorning is painless to the rhino
Field work: A screengrab from the MInistry's video distributed this week showing DWNP officers dehorning a rhino. The actual dehorning is painless to the rhino

With warnings that the country’s rhinos could be wiped out within two years, the poaching crisis targeting the iconic species has forced government to start dehorning the remaining herds.

“The dehorning exercise will combat poaching and safeguard the future of this species,” the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism said in a statement on its social media on Monday.

“This exercise was prompted by the surge in rhino poaching over the past few years.”

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