Chewing gum rhino

Rhinoceros horns are traded on the black market for huge sums of money, so even museums have to take special precautions in order to keep them safe from thieves. That is why the rhinoceros on display in our taxidermy exhibition has an artificial horn in place of the original one. This photo shows pink silicon being used during the molding process to make the replica horn.

© NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher