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Re: NY times article



On Thu, 4 Dec 1997, Betty Cunningham wrote:

> Nathan Myhrvold wrote:
> 
> > >.  Rhino horns and elephant tusk are used almost
> > >exclusively for display, and intraspecific fights.
> 
> earlier on this list it was mentioned that rhinos in one of the reserves in
> (South?) Africa that have had their horns removed to prevent poaching, have a
> nearly 100% fatality rate amongst their juveniles due to predation.  The horns
> aren't just for pretty.> 

*decloaking from lurking*
        hrm.....why not attach a false horn...made from say kevlar or
something....? It'd give them something to use as a weapon?
        just my 2 cents?...
                Aaron Feuk