Mail and Guardian
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa has reached a record high, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Thursday.
“Statistics from South African National Parks show that 341 animals have been lost to poaching so far in 2011, compared to a record total of 333 last year,” the fund said in a statement.
Three of the five rhino species globally were critically endangered.
The last reported poaching took place in the Free State on October 24.
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