Testing out a rifle from the armory back in Africa a couple weeks ago with an anti-poaching unit in the Kalahari. These units are the last line of defense against poachers and the syndicates that supply the demand in Asia. Training, field exercises, air support, and leveraging technologies in the security space will help, but without stemming the demand from China and Thailand, rhinos will continue to be killed every day for their horn - made of keratin it is essentially a fingernail. Additional information is available in my newsletter.
We all prefer to see rhinos roaming around with their horns, but the reality is that they are much safer without them.... rhino horn trimmings is a painless procedure for the rhinos, they are darted and then the horns are trimmed (so this is temporary) and then the meds are reversed. Trimming of rhino horn is basically a manicure or haircut for the rhino, as rhino horn is made of keratin- the same as your fingernails and hair. #saveourrhinos#rhino911npo#rhino#southafrica#conservation#everyrhinocounts
This guy was not in a good mood.🤔 As you can see by the stains on his face, he was in a fight with another rhino and he was not happy about it!
Oh, this is actually a black rhino despite looking white. The white is from the mud in the area where these guys roam.
This is Montgomery. He arrived safely to his new home in Australia. Made of solid sterling silver. The chain was 20". A beautiul little #rhino. Made to order at £60 with free UK delivery or £10 recorded delivery overseas. #saveourrhinos , #saveourrhinos❤️#loveourrhinos