Browsing: illegal poaching

The rhino horn has become “gold” as it is rumoured to have medicinal properties. The horn is also used as a status symbol to show success and wealth in some African and Asian countries.

Rhino horns are used to reduce hangovers and high fever, detoxify the body, and as a form of beauty through jewellery making.

In 2020, the northern white rhino went extinct as the last remaining male died in Sudan and the two remaining females were too old to reproduce.