Africa has a secret… a filthy secret, that is in fact not so secret at all… rhino poaching!
- In 1970 there were 70,000 rhinos in Africa.
- Currently, there are fewer than 30,000 rhinos left.
- That decline is largely due to rhino poaching.
- In 2013 alone, more than 1,000 rhinos were killed by poachers!
Rhinos are magnificent animals that have inhabited our planet for about 50 million years. Now, humans are threatening to wipe them out.