At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia. This fell to 70,000 by 1970 and further to just 29,000 in the wild today. Unfortunately every 8 hours, a rhino is slaughtered. There are myths about anti-cancer, aphrodisiac or sexual stimulant nature of the Rhino's horn. In reality, it is made up primarily by keratin ( A protein found in fingernails ). It is highly valued component of traditional Chinese Medicine, practiced in China, Vietnam and other parts of East Asia. In the black market value 1 Kg is said to be 100.000 $, more than the price of platinum! "Stop ⛔ killing⛔ rhinos."
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I just love the bridges in Acadia...I drive by this one a lot! It looks awesome in the fall! Have a great Wednesday...been super busy this morning!