Why are people trying to hunt down these black rhinos? They are being hunted by people. These people are called poachers, they have been illegally killing animals with horns like a rhino. The horns that a rhino has is called ivory, horns that come from rhinos. These horns can be sold for around $60,000 per pound. Bloomberg news said, “in 2014 rhinos horns costed around 60,000 per pound.” That could mean that depending on the size, a horn can go for a lot of money! Also another thing is since there has been a major loss of black rhinos in the last couple years they have now made police go 24/7 to keep these black rhinos safe. Also people have been trading rhinos horns because people think it can be used as medicine, and that’s why people are hunting black rhinos.
How can we help?
What are some of things that we can do to help these black rhinos survive? We can help this problem by donating to a reliable charity. With the money they can probably by gear and equipment for the people protecting these black rhinos. Some reliable charities are, save the rhinos this is reliable because it has org which stands for organization. Another reliable charity is world wildlife. This is also reliable because it says .org, but if it also says gov it is reliable because .gov stands for government, and you can definitely trust a government. People also want to protect this animals because a fun fact is that rhinos are the longest living mammals, they have been around for about 40 million years.