Africa is home to the world's most iconic wildlife. But illegal poaching might destroy it forever. Where do we stand? Endangered animals are slaughtered so that a single body part – tusks, pelt, or bones – can be illegally sold for huge sums of money. Rhino Horn is believed to treat: Hangovers Fever Impotence Cancer Proven to cure: none of the above The demand for rhino horn is exceedingly high; it sells for nearly $30,000 a pound. Gold, by comparison, is worth about $22,000/pound.