Rhino Killed at Paris Zoo

Bruno, left, and Gracie, two rhinoceroses, rest at the Thoiry Zoo, near Paris, France.  (AP)

Bruno, left, and Gracie, two rhinoceroses, rest at the Thoiry Zoo, near Paris, France.  (AP)

The brazen killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who removed a horn valued at nearly triple the price of gold has put zookeepers on notice that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia.

Demand for the horns is skyrocketing in Asia, where they are ground into a powder and used for medicinal purposes by some who believe it cures everything from cancer to hangovers.

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