Poachers aimed their guns at the rhinos and pulled the triggers. When the bullets hit the animals, they fell hard to the ground. Then the poachers got to work hacking off their horns.
The rhinos were left to die, but their horns were carefully packed into crates and shipped to Asia, where they'd be sold for large amounts of money.
Thankfully, the people who shipped these rhino horns to Asia were caught. Last week, Malaysian officials at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia inspected a crate labeled "artwork" - and found 18 rhino horns inside. The officials immediately seized the horns, which were being transported illegally.