NEWS: POACHERS KILL RECORD NUMBER OF WHITE RHINOS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Poachers Kill Record Number of White Rhinos in South Africa

South Africa’s white rhinoceros was brought to the brink of extinction during the 19th century, but dedicated conservation efforts have been a great success, bringing its numbers up from just 100 to around 20,000. Sadly, poachers are targeting these creatures once again, slaughtering 1,004 of them in 2013, more than 1.5 times the number killed the year before. If the poaching continues at this rate, the survival of the species will once again be placed in jeopardy. More…Discuss

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