Friday, February 25

Feeling Horny?

There are very few White Rhinos in Zambia, all of whom are in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Once, I went on a booze cruise and saw 3 of them. They had no horns. The guide explained that some Asian cultures value rhino horns as aphrodesiacs. Consequently, the Wildlife Authorities removed the horns to discourage poachers from killing them. However, it turned out that the poachers were angered with this tactic and proceeded to kill the rhinos anyway. There were only 6 rhinos left that day; I understand there are only 3 today.

White Rhinos (image courtesy of panda.org)

According to the WWF, "the species name actually takes its root from Dutch, "weit" (wide), in reference to the animal's wide muzzle." And somewhat disturbingly, the male's penis points backwards.

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