Wildlife

Rare White Rhino Killed for Coveted Horn at French Zoo

A 4-year-old white rhinoceros who was inside an enclosure in a French zoo has been killed for his horn.

“Vince,” a young rhino at the Thoiry Zoo, was found shot in the head, and one large horn had been sawed off by a chainsaw, according to the Guardian. The animal’s second, smaller horn was cut but not fully removed, which suggests that the poachers left in a hurry, police told reporters.

This is the first known poaching incident of a rhinoceros at a zoo, said CeCe Sieffert, the deputy director of the International Rhino Foundation.

White rhino pair

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