Photographs thanks to WWF
Around 30 individuals
Panthera pardus orientalis
70 -105 pounds
Temperate, Broadleaf, and Mixed Forests
1,760 -3,080 pounds
Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, Deserts and Xeric Shrubland
as per WWF
“DOOMED.” That was the front page headline of the UK newspaper, the Daily Mirror, in 1961, accompanied by a full-page photo of two African rhinos. The article said that rhinos were “doomed to disappear from the face of the earth due to man’s folly, greed, neglect”.
Record Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa
Poaching statistics released by the South African government reveal 668 rhinos were slaughtered-a 50% increase over 2011 and a staggering 5000% increase since 2007.
Poached Horn Anyone ?
Photo credit: VonShawn / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND
The rhinos horns are being poached for many different reason. To increase longevity and increase sexual appetite to curing cancer. The horns are made of keritin, the same as our fingernails and have no medicial or magical properties.
To be continued ….