Is my Rhino Still Alive?
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
One Springbok gazelle came to drink, but kept a respectful distance staying by the smaller puddle. The annual number of rhino poached in South Africa last year rose to 1,215, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa told a media briefing in Pretoria two weeks ago. On average, over 100 rhinos were illegally killed each month. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said the figures showed a 21% increase in poaching from 2013, topping that year’s total by 195.