Security for captive rhinos needs to be improved after Paris zoo shooting, says TV presenter Nick Baker

'Security for captive rhinos needs to be improved in light of the Paris rhino shooting', says TV presenter Nick Baker

A white rhino was killed in a horrific attack at a Paris zoo (Stock image)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Security for captive rhinos needs to be improved in light of the Paris shooting because demand for their horns is higher than before, says TV presenter Nick Baker. 

Poachers have shot a rhino dead in a Paris zoo and cut its horn off with a chainsaw. It is believed the attackers broke into the zoo at night, leaving keepers to find the dead rhino on Tuesday morning (March 7).

TV wildlife presenter Baker told Paul Ross: "In some ways what this does is bring the problem into the public eye in a way that hearing about rhinos and elephants being poached in the wild kind of doesn’t necessarily.

“Maybe this will kick into action processes that will benefit the animals in some way.

“Everyone who has a rhino in their collections or is involved with captive rhinos really has to up their game now because the demand is higher than ever before and the rhinos are fewer than ever before."

Listen to the full interview above

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