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Czech zoo cuts off horns to protect rhinos after France attack

Mar 22, 2017 - CNN

(CNN) -- A zoo in the Czech Republic has begun removing the horns of all its rhinos, saying it is better to leave the animals with stumps than risk them being killed by poachers.

The move comes in response to an attack two weeks ago on Vince, a 4-year-old Southern white rhino, at Thoiry Zoo in Paris. Vince was shot dead by poachers who sawed off one of his horns with a chainsaw.

Fearing more attacks, Dvur Králove Zoo in the northern Czech Republic will remove the horns of its 21 ...