Zimbabwe to remove horns from all rhinos to prevent poaching

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Zimbabwe has begun removing the horns of its entire rhinoceros population to prevent poaching.

Parks and Wildlife Administration veterinarians said Over 1,000 animals are dehorned in Zimbabwe. They are cut off after the rhinos are anesthetized and usually grow back within a year.

“The reason is to make them less attractive to poachers.” ;, — Faravo said in a telephone interview on Friday. He declined to say how much the program would cost.

More than 8,000 black and white rhinos — about a third of the world population — have died as a result of poaching in southern Africa over the past decade. They are hunted by poachers for their powdery horns. Some people, predominantly in East Asia, believe they have medicinal properties.

According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, there were 6,195 black and 15,942 white rhinos in Africa at the end of last year. Zimbabwe ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of these animals.

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