Clare Fellow Dr Ed Turner senior author on report showing rhinoceros horns have shrunk over last century

Scan of an old rhinoceros drawing

Researchers at the University of Cambridge Department of Zoology have scrutinised over a century's worth of photos to make the first ever measurements that show rhinoceros horns have gradually decreased in size over time. 

Dr Ed Turner, Fellow and Tutor for Access and Outreach at Clare, and senior author of the report, said "we found that we can use imaged from the last few centuries to visualise how human attitudes towards wildlife have changed, and how artists have influenced these views".

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Photo credit: Rhino Resource Centre.