10 Reasons You Should Be Worried About Rhino Poaching

By AFKI OriginalPublished: May 13, 2014, 10:26am
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White rhinos are one of South Africa’s greatest natural treasures and they are at risk of extinction because of illegal poaching. In 2013, an estimated 1,004 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa for their horns. That is up from 668 in 2012. In reality, the numbers may be much higher. No one knows for sure how many of the animals were killed to fuel the demand for rhino horn, mostly in Asia. If you still aren’t worried about rhino poaching, here are 10 reasons you should be.

Sources: SmithsonianMag.com, MG.co.za, WWF.Panda.org, SouthAfrica.info, ALDF.org, SaveTheRhino.org, EarthsEndangered.com

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