Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rhinos

By Jason

I learned that poachers poison vultures, because they don't want the farmers to know that a rhino was poached.  The farmers would know because the vultures would be flying over the rhino carcass.

White Rhino, Pilanesburg South Africa
White-backed Vulture, Etosha Pan, Namibia
I learned that people think that rhino horn can be used in medicines.  In Vietnam, ENV (Education for NatureVietnam) educates people that rhino horn is the same stuff that your fingernails are made of.  So it doesn't cure anything. 


Some people think that the rhino's horn grows back.  But really, the rhinos are killed, and then the horn is taken off.