Think pink, think quick
'It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
An estimated 2.5 Rhinos are killed every day. Conservation groups are implementing new technologies in an attempt to combat poaching and help rhinos adapt to change. Drones, satellite imagery, tracking and detection dogs, predictive analysis and hidden cameras are being tried and tested to predict, locate, track and catch suspected poachers to reduce the number of rhinos being killed for the illegal wildlife trade. I depicted this Rhino with a pink horn to represent one of the many strategies designed to combat poaching by devaluating the horn. The rhino horns are not stained pink on the surface as depicted, as visibly discolouring horns would increase the price of ‘pure’ rhino horns. Rather the horn is infused with a liquid poison/pink dye mix that contaminates the horn and renders it useless for ornamental or medicinal use.
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