A shocking 488 rhinos have been slaughtered in South Africa since the start of 2012, and the death toll could surpass 500 before the end of the year.
South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs notes that 296 of these rhinos were killed in Kruger National Park, with KwaZulu-Natal, the North West, and Limpopo collectively accounting for 158 rhino deaths. So far this year, a total of 214 people have been arrested for rhino crimes in South Africa.
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