Since the start of 2011, hardly a day has gone by without reading about the horrors of rhino poaching. The poaching really has taken epic proportions with the current figure halfway 2011 in South Africa alone standing at 174 rhinos. Kruger National Park seems to carry the brunt of the poaching activities with 120 rhinos killed since the start of 2011, nearly the same number of rhinos as in the whole of South Africa in 2009. The rhino poaching stats make a frightening read, a 2450% increase from 2007 to 2010!

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