James Oatway

Pilanesberg National Park, SOUTH AFRICA

A tranquillised White Rhinoceros lies blindfolded (for it's comfort) shortly before being revived in Pilanesberg National Park. The rhino had DNA samples taken, microchips implanted and ear patterns cut in it, to assist in tracking and tracing it in an attempt to combat rhino poaching. Rhino poaching skyrocketed in 2013 as demand for Rhino Horn grew. In Asia rhino horn is seen as a cure for many ailments as well as an aphrodisiac. This despite the fact that the horn is made of Keratin, the same matter that toenails are made of.

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James Oatway
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