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Jan31

"You’d Do Just as Well as Chewing on Your Fingernails"

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THE MYTH OF THE RHINO HORN'S USE

"You’d Do Just as Well as Chewing on Your Fingernails"

From the plethora of articles on the supposed medicinal value of rhino horn available on the Internet I feel this simple line sums it up rather well. I won't wear you out with more statistics or complex explanations, except to say that if you truly believe in your heart of hearts that rhino horn can cure your ailment, then you might as well be tucking into your fingernails. For one, it's free. It's renewable. And if your demand is...

Jan31

What if We Legalised Trade in Rhino Horn?

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AN EMOTIONAL DEBATE

What if We Legalised Trade in Rhino Horn?

This is an emotional issue. Those on both sides of the fence are becoming more desperate and brazen by the day. With each (almost daily now) discovery of a hacked rhino carcass those of us concerned with the preservation of these animals are pulling out our hair trying to find the one solution that will put a conclusive end to the senseless slaughter. Rhino horn and Rhino horn traditional medicine sold in Asia I admire the...

Jan30

Taking Great Care

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Taking Great Care

to keep the animal calm the team will need to work fast as they attach a clamp through which the barium and dye cocktail will be administered.    

Jan30

Balekha Means Run

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Balekha Means Run

in isiXhosa. It is the name given to the female calf pictured and the irony is not lost on the team as the potentially life-saving cocktail is pumped into her horn.    

Jan30

At What Price?

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At What Price?

It is said that a single rhino horn can fetch up to US$1000000. With odds like that, it seems that the promise of such outrageous fortune renders all attempts at saving this rhino's life, futile. Other drastic measures such as dehorning is a consideration but could have a negative effect on this male's ability to mate.    

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Meet The Team

  • Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

    Meet the Team: Leah Brousse

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

  • Meet the team: Caroline

    Meet the team: Caroline

    Inverdoorn – What better way to get to know someone than in their own words?   Meet Caroline, happy, young and in love with Cheetahs.    Below, you can read about...

  • Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Inverdoorn – In the past, when meeting a staff member the game reserve has done a question and answer session to get to know them better. But, this time, I thought ‘ let’s try something...

  • Meeting the Interns: Thomas Prevot

    Meeting the Interns: Thomas Prevot

    Travelling from one famous wine region to another, namely Bordeaux to Cape Town, Thomas Prevot has come to South Africa to "discover a new culture and a new kind of work." Studying...

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Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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