Sydney Scientist's are acting against Australia's Rhinoceros horn black market. Kyle Ewart and Dr Rebecca Johnson are developing a DNA test to help save the Rhino from becoming extinct. They have developed an invention to use on rhino horn products that can tell what species of Rhino the product is and even the individual rhino!, all in two hours! It can be used at Australian Customs and can be given to overseas governments to to help stop poachers.
There are 5 species of rhinoceros 3 of which are critically endangered. The other 2 are near threatened and vulnerable. Poaching for their horns is their main threat.
Did you know that so far in 2014 1020 Rhinos have been killed by poachers! One thing the horns are used for is cancer cures & medicine but it has been scientifically proven that this is no better than chewing on your hair or fingernails!
To learn about one species of Rhino the Sumatran Rhino click on the link, Sumatran Rhino.
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