Disclaimer: Distressing images and video ahead. Readers' discretion is advised.
Over the past few years, there has been a shocking increase in rhino poaching. And in South Africa, about 3 rhinos are killed for their horns every day.
And with the current poaching scenario, experts recommend dehorning rhinos every 12-24 months for more effective conservation.
Watch how it's done here.
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Video by @russ_wildlife || Rhino dehorning is seen as a temporary measure to prevent the killing of a Rhino for its horn by poachers. It is an ongoing process, as the horn regrows after removal. This is important for the public to understand why Rhino dehorning is done, it is important that we help spread awareness about the various conservation approaches to save a species from possible extinction. Would love to hear your thoughts on how we can save these beautiful iconic giants. Taken on assignment with @temujin_johnson and @davemacphoto. Follow @russ_wildlife for upcoming posts on this beautiful species. #savetherhino #wildlife #africa #rhino
It's sad to see that our wildlife has to go through this to save themselves from greedy humans.