Record number of SA rhinos killed

BBC: Poachers have already killed a record number of rhinos in South Africa this year, with 455 slaughtered so far, the government has said. Only 13 rhinos were killed in 2007 but this rose sharply to 448 in 2011 - more than in any previous year. Poaching is being driven by the soaring price of rhino horn, which is used in traditional medicine in Asian countries such as China and Vietnam. South Africa has about 20,000 rhinos, or 90% of all the rhinos in Africa. Most of the rhinos - 272 of......

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