Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn : The Two-Way : NPR

This is believed to be the first such incident at a European zoo. The zoo says its staff is in shock. The suspects remain at large, and police are investigating.

In a shocking killing and heist that required careful planning and precise execution, Vince the white rhino was shot three times in the head and had his horn removed, likely with a chainsaw. Two other rhinos were unharmed, but possibly only because the poachers got spooked.

A kilo of horn, used in Asian medicines, goes for $54,000.

Source: Poachers Break Into French Zoo, Kill White Rhino And Steal His Horn : The Two-Way : NPR

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