South African Rhino Ranch Keeps Poachers Away

11 September 2021 09:22 WIB

Vet Dr Michelle Otto and her assistant Patrick blindfold a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it at the Buffalo Dream Ranch, the biggest private rhino sanctuary on the continent, in South Africa's North West Province, September 6, 2021. South Africa's largest private rhino breeder says he has kept the protected animals safe from poachers for four and a half years but cannot continue if he is not allowed to sell their horns. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

10 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Workers attempt to bring a tranquillised rhino to the ground before dehorning it at the Buffalo Dream Ranch, the biggest private rhino sanctuary on the continent, in Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province, September 6, 2021. Rhino horn is used in traditional Chinese medicine and prized as a status symbol in other parts of Asia, making poaching, which involves killing the protected species, a widespread problem. For that reason, international trade in rhino horn is banned. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

10 September 2021 00:00 WIB

A tranquillised rhino is dehorned at the Buffalo Dream Ranch, the biggest private rhino sanctuary on the continent, in Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province, September 6, 2021. Most rhino poaching happens in South Africa's state-owned game parks. During the first half of 2021, rhino poaching in the country rose by 50% compared to a year earlier when poaching plummeted due to COVID-19 restrictions. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

10 September 2021 00:00 WIB

A man holds a rope as a tranquillised rhino is dehorned at the Buffalo Dream Ranch, the biggest private rhino sanctuary on the continent, in Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province, September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

10 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Workers hold a dehorned rhino at the Buffalo Dream Ranch, the biggest private rhino sanctuary on the continent, in Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province, September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

10 September 2021 00:00 WIB

Rhinos seen at the Buffalo Dream Ranch, the biggest private rhino sanctuary in the continent, in Klerksdorp, South Africa's North West Province, September 6, 2021. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

10 September 2021 00:00 WIB