Poachers broke into a Paris zoo overnight Monday, March 6, and killed a four-year-old endangered white rhinoceros for his horn. Two other rhinos, 37-year-old Gracie and five-year-old Bruno, were not harmed, the zoo said.
Vince arrived at the Thoiry Zoological Park in March 2015 from the Netherlands.
The black market rhinoceros horn trade has seen a marked uptick in recent years because of its alleged – and unproven – cancer-fighting properties.
This video shows Vince’s arrival at the zoo in 2015, along with footage of Vince and Bruno in their enclosure. Credit: Thoiry Zoological Park via Storyful