RHINO UPDATE – 19TH RHINO KILLED IN EASTERN CAPE

RHINO UPDATE – 19TH RHINO KILLED IN EASTERN CAPE:

The Eastern Cape is facing its worst year ever for rhino poaching, with the 19th animal killed on the Fish River Nature Reserve on Monday.

Experts are concerned about the increase in poaching, describing this year as the worst in the history of the province.

The carcass of an 18-year-old black rhino cow was found on the reserve near Grahamstown.

A 1½-year-old calf was found standing nearby.

Black rhinos are listed as critically endangered, with a total population of only about 5,000 remaining in the wild.

Source: Herald Live

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