Natural History Museum Replaces Exhibits With Fakes: Rhino Horn Thieves And Visitors Duped
THE thieves who made to steal rhino horns from the Natural History Museum at Tring, in Hertfordshire. will be disappointed. They are fakes. Aware of the price of rhino horns and of a spate of similar crimes across Europe, the museum’s staff had replaced the real horns with resin fakes.
Says Paul Kitching, manager of the Natural History Museum at Tring:
“The rhinoceros horns that have been stolen were replicas made out of resin, so they have no commercial value. We’re now working with the police and urge anyone with any pertinent information to get in touch.”
Yep. Fakes. The museum does not mention that on its brochure:
Discover the fascinating range of animals collected by Lionel Walter Rothschild in our beautiful Victorian Museum. It is home to the world-class research and collections of the Natural History Museum’s Bird Group
Might it be that museums, fearful of thieves, have replaced all exhibits with fakes?