Before I read this story, I wasn’t even aware that there was such a thing as a black rhino. Now I not only know that they exist but they are also endangered and a permit to hunt one comes at the hefty price of at least $1 million. Many conservationists are against the idea of raffling off the opportunity to harm and kill such a rare and endangered animal, but other conservationists know that the money made off the auctioned tickets will save more Texas Black Rhinos than will be harmed.
Texas Black Rhinos are mostly wanted for their horns because they can usually be a very desired and expensive product on the black market. The horn can be used for carving or even medical purposes. Their are only around 4,000 black rhinos left in the wild in the entire world. Many researchers and conservationists believe that this massive downset in population is because of loss of habitat.