World Rhino Day Pictures: African, Asian Species in Crisis

World Rhino Day Pictures: African, Asian Species in Crisis

Happy World Rhino Day!

Hunted Photograph by Carl E. Akeley, National Geographic Creative On Monday, the fifth annual World Rhino Day , rhinoceros poaching is at crisis levels and getting worse every year. All five species of rhinos are threatened by poaching, and three of them are critically endangered. Above, a photo from a 1909 National Geographic magazine article about where Theodore Roosevelt, who’d just left the White House, was likely to hunt in Africa shows a rhino felled by hunters in Kenya. A black market, especially in Vietnam, for rhino horn, valued for supposed healing properties and as a symbol of status, […]

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