THREATS

The biggest problem Rhino face today is the fact that people are willing to kill them for their horn. In the middle East Rhino horn is carved to make handles for daggers which are worn as a symbol of wealth and social status.  In the far East Rhino horn is ground into powder and taken as medicine this is commonly known as traditional Chinese medicine it is incorrectly believed that it can cure cancer.  




photograph by Graeme Mitchley