This Czech zoo is removing the horns of it's rhinos, following the killing of a rare white rhinoceros at a French zoo by poachers. The death sent shock waves across Europe, believed to be the first time a rhino in captivity was attacked and killed on the continent.
>> Pamir was the first to get the chop. Put under with anesthesia, it took just under an hour to saw his horn off. Staff at the zoo says the horns are made of materials similar to people's hair and nails, and that losing them won't affect their quality of life.
A UN convention may have banned the global trade of horns, but demand is still high, fetching tens of thousands of dollars on the black market. At this zoo, all 21 rhinos will lose theirs