Sunday, May 6, 2012
Out of the Jurisdiction: Rhinos
Rhinoceros, her baby, and a red-billed oxpecker, the little bird that rides the back of big animals and grooms them.
Poachers are killing rhinos at a frightening pace. Their horns are prized in China and Vietnam. They are ground into powder for their imagined aphrodisiac properties. Even though the South African army has assigned troops to protect them, some experts predict that rhinos will be extinct within five years. Lunacy!