Dehorned rhinos roam a private ranch in South Africa in February. The country's Supreme Court of Appeal has lifted a domestic ban on trading rhino horns. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Vietnamese rhino horn user displays her horn, which was a gift from her well-to-do sister. Last year, rhino horn sold for up to $1,400 an ounce in Vietnam, about the price of gold these days. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Vietnam's Appetite For Rhino Horn Drives Poaching In Africa

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In late July, the Brussels Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Museum was among those targeted by horn robbers. Georges Gobet /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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