Posted by: Bob Payne | November 4, 2011

South Africa record for rhino poaching deaths

The demand for rhino horns has lead to record poaching this year in South Africa, wildlife charity WWF has said. Figures from South Africa National Parks show 341 rhinos have been killed so far in 2011, already outstripping last year’s record total of 333. WWF says the spike in poaching in Africa and South Asia is largely caused by increased demand for rhino horn in Vietnamese traditional medicine.

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