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Poachers Electrocute 2 Rare Rhinoceroses

May 24, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Poachers electrocuted two rare rhinoceroses at India's Pabitora wildlife reserve by stringing a live wire across a path the animals were known to follow, said a park official. He said the poachers extracted the horn of one rhino before fleeing.

The area is home to about 1,800 one-horned rhinos. Rhino horns sell for about $13,000 a pound and are used in traditional Asian medicine.

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