The reason poachers pursue this animal is that it is believed in certain parts of the world that the horn is an aphrodisiac. It isn't.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
NORTHERN WHITE RHINO BECOMING EXTINCT
The Northern White Rhinoceros will shortly become extinct. There are only five specimens alive, all past breeding age. However, scientists plan to harvest sperm and eggs from them in the hope that, at some future date, it may be possible to regenerate them. The remaining population is still in Kenya.