Instagram – Sep 26, 2022 @ 11:30

In the past, South Africa was home to thousands of rhinos. However, they began plummeting towards extinction due to illegal poaching attributed to the widespread belief that rhino horn cures and heals an array of ailments.

The decision to de-horn rhinos is never an easy call to make. Currently, however, due to the desperate situation rhinos have found themselves in, dehorning has become a necessary measure in some regions.

Empowers Africa and Black Bean Productions co-funded this​ innovative 360° film documenting the practice of rhino dehorning at Somkhanda Community Game Reserve ​in South Africa.​ In partnership with the local Gumbi Community, Wildlands and Wildlife ACT manages conservation practices at Somkhanda.

Watch the full video on our YouTube

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