- Poachers shot and killed a 4-year-old white rhino named Vince in his enclosure at a French zoo on Monday, making off with the animal’s horn.
- Zookeepers who arrived at the Thoiry Zoo on Tuesday morning
found Vince dead after three gunshot wounds to the head.
- His horn — a single kilogram which could be worth as much as $60,000, according to current estimates — had been hacked off with a chainsaw, and a second, partially sawed-off horn had been left behind.
- According to the BBC, this is likely the first time poachers have successfully targeted and dehorned a rhino living in a European zoo. Read more (3/7/17 4:16 PM)