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White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), private nature conservancy, South Africa

White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), private nature conservancy, South Africa

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Uploaded 17 Mar 2015 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2015
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
South Africa is viewed as the primary custodian of Africa’s rhinos. With 18,796 white rhinos and 1,916 black rhinos as of last estimates at the end of 2010, this represents approximately 93% and 40% of the total white and black rhino populations respectively. In recent years poaching levels have soared, and the current crisis is creating debates worldwide about the best way to tackle illegal poaching.
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