Always very popular with hunters ...
The horns are so loved because they are attributed magical and healing powers. In some Southeast Asian countries, ground rhinoceros powder dissolved in warm water is a traditional remedy for ailments such as fever, rheumatism and gout.
Nonsense, say scientists. But it is difficult to convince people of that.
Rhinoceroses have been around since prehistoric times (60 million years ago) and were found all over the world, including in Europe.
Now you can only admire the remaining wild rhinoceroses in India, Java, Nepal or Sumatra and of course in central and southern Africa.
Attention drawn to the rhinoceros.
World Rhinoceros Day. That sounds cheerful, but it is not a day when the rhinoceroses put on a party hat. In South Africa alone, poachers kill three rhinoceroses a day. In fact, so many rhinoceroses are being killed that the species is in danger of extinction.
Poachers hunt the animals because they can get rich with them.
At the peak of its existence there were 165 species, since 2015 5 species remain and their number has decreased by almost 25% in 40 years. So the poaching and illegal trade in rhino horn is one of the reasons that the number of rhinoceroses is decreasing at a breakneck pace, it is now… and was the case in the 1980s.
But what can you do about that? Drink rhino run wine!
These Rhino Run wines are produced in partnership with the Player Ntombela Foundation, which continues the work of legendary rhino protector Dr. Ian Player.H.
The wine has a complex nose of banana, cassis and strawberry, followed by fruit layers, vanilla and spices on the palate.
In addition, this organic wine is made from grapes grown in accordance with the principles of organic farming, which generally excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
Taste? Or order?