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It's very sad that such drastic measures are needed, but I agree with this method. Obviously it's sad to see this magnificent beast without it's trademark horns, but if it's the only way to curb poaching of rhinos in Zim, then it's the way to go. Luckily, in South Africa, this problem is mostly under control and Rhino populations in the National parks is on the incline, where you can see this beast, horns and all! Hopefully in a few years, we will see the same thing hapening in Zimbabwe.

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i think i remember one of the nature shows stating that the male's horn size played a role in mating behaviour of females. what will this do to that? and yes, it is so sad that this has to be done.

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The first time I hunted in the Zambesi River Valley in the late 80's I was fortunate enough to see a couple of black rhino in the wild. They were having real big problems with the poachers from Zambia at that time and any poachers encountered could be shot on site.

I count myself fortunate now to have seen those rhino in the wild before they started darting and moving them.

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