1993 Photo Contest, Nature, 3rd prize

Michel Gunther

Biosphoto for World Wildlife Fund International

01 January, 1992

Only 2,000 black rhinos survive in Africa, most of them in Zimbabwe. When other measures to curb poaching proved unsuccessful, the Zimbabwean government and the World Wildlife Fund decided to rob the animals of their most valuable asset: their horn, which is used as a potency booster, in medicine and as a personal ornament.

About the photographer

Michel Gunther

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