Are Rhinos in Danger?
By: Mina Sejfovic
Types of Rhinos
About the Rhino Horn
Poaching and Trafficking
Endangered: Threatened with extinction
Vulnerable: Capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by weapon
Keratin: A scleroprotein or albuminoid substance , found in the dead outer skin layer, and in a horn, hair, feathers, hooves, nails, claws, bills etc.
Melanin: Any class of insoluble pigments, found in all forms of animal life, that account for the dark color of skin, hair, fur scales, feathers, etc.
De-horn: To remove the horns of
Gout: Recurrent diseases characterized by painful inflammation of the joints
Poaching: The illegal practice of trespassing on another person's land to hunt or steal game without asking for the owners permission
Trafficking: Trade between two different countries
Ecologist: The branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between between organisms and their environment, including other organisms