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A total of 1,215 rhinos were killed in 2014, compared with 1,004 in 2013.
The Northern and Southern white rhinos are in deep trouble -- particularly the Northern white rhino, which has only 5 left in captivity.
The rhino calf, nicknamed 'Sasha' after the hunter and businessman who found it, is the only complete young specimen of the species ever found.
Poachers killed 1,215 of the iconic savannah animals last year.
Scientists are facing desperate options in the fight to save northern white rhinos from extinction.
The species faces extinction, with only five of its kind left on Earth.
Fossils suggest the creature originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.
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