Kenya will place microchips in the horn of every rhino in the country in a bid to stamp out a surge in poaching of the threatened animals, wildlife officials have said.
The tiny chips will be inserted and hidden in the keratin horns of Kenya’s approximately 1,000 rhinos in a high-tech effort to combat poachers.
"Poachers are getting more sophisticated in their approach," Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), told the AFP news agency. “So it is vital that conservation efforts also follow and embrace the use of more sophisticated technology to counter the killing of wildlife."
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