633 Rhinos Poached: DNews Nugget

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633 Rhinos Poached in South Africa: Last week, South Africa and Vietnam signed a deal to tackle the illegal trade of rhino horns, which some people in Asia believe have medicinal value. But this deal is too late for the more than 600 rhinos that were poached in South Africa. More than 60 percent were killed in the country's largest wildlife reserve, the Kruger National Park. Over the last five years, the number of rhinos killed has risen sharply, from just 13 in 2007 to 33

in 2010 and 448 last year. This year sets a record for the number of deaths.  via AFP

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