Rhino Dehorned in Namibia
It's a sad day indeed when we have to go as far as removing the horns from these poor creatures in a bid to save their lives. However, it seems Namibian Environmental Authorities had no choice. With 18 rhinos already killed for their horns this year alone, this was the best route to take to curb poachers from killing more even more rhinos. Phila, one of the de-horned rhinos, has been shot 9 times in 2 poaching attempts. They had to go as far as moving him to the Johannesburg Zoo. This again demonstrates how adamant poachers are to kill rhinos. If you want to help save rhinos, please check out this page.