This is absolutely awful.
Poachers broke into the Paris Zoo and shot Vince, a 4-year old White Rhino (a threatened species), 3 times in the head and stole one of his horns. Authorities believe the second horn wasn't stolen because there was an equipment failure or some other disturbance to the poachers.
Authorities also said they'd never seen anything like this before, and the staff at the zoo are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of an animal they cared for every day.
A rhinoceros horn has an estimated value of between €30,000 and €40,000. Detectives say there is an established trade network in illegally poached horn between France and Asia
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