Cut rhino horn

Cut rhino horn

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Caption: Cut rhino horn. Conservation worker holding a cut black rhinoceros' (Diceros bicornis) horn. This is part of a project to dehorn rhinos, in an effort to prevent them from being killed by poachers. Rhino horn is used as an aphrodisiac in some traditional medicines and for ceremonial dagger handles. Dehorning has to be repeated annually as a rhino's horns, like fingernails, grow continuously. Photographed in Isiolo, Kenya.

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