Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Poachers Attack Rhino; Victim Miraculously Survives

White rhinoceros

A gang of poachers shot a white rhinoceros from a helicopter, and then proceeded to saw off its horn. However, this brutal process unknowingly led to striking the victim in the skull. Surprisingly, the animal survived its injuries. But even otherwise, it could have been whole lot worse and the rhino would have been wound up dead on the spot. It is a rare occasion in the natural world where a wild creature survives a fatal accident by humans, and lives to tell about it. I was relieved that the rhino survived such a life-threatening experience. But at the same time, I was shocked thinking that the victim could have ended up dead like all the other rhinos in southern Africa falling victims to poachers.

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