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Black rhino horn, (Diceros bicornis) from a female called Etna that died naturally in captivity at Port Lympne zoo in the UK, is drilled to collect DNA samples for research into population genetics and DNA profiling for a pilot study connected to UK theft of horn from museums by Dr Lucy Webster, molecular biologist in wildlife DNA forensics at the wildlife forensics lab at SASA, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture, near Edinburgh, UK, May 2012

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  • black
  • horn
  • Diceros
  • bicornis
  • section
  • sample
  • DNA
  • research
  • pilot
  • study
  • wildlife
  • forensics
  • crime
  • theft
  • illegal
  • trade
  • lab
  • laboratory
  • science
  • scientist
  • researcher
  • biology
  • UK
  • biologist
  • molecular
  • Dr
  • Lucy
  • Webster

Black rhino horn, (Diceros bicornis) from a female called Etna that died naturally in captivity at Port Lympne zoo in the UK, is drilled to collect DNA samples for research into population genetics and DNA profiling for a pilot study connected to UK theft of horn from museums by Dr Lucy Webster, molecular biologist in wildlife DNA forensics at the wildlife forensics lab at SASA, Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture, near Edinburgh, UK, May 2012

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Copyright Ann & Steve Toon 2012