Number of rhinos killed in South Africa in 2011

A record 443 rhinos were killed for their horns in South Africa in 2011, an increase from the 333 killed in 2010. In the Kruger National Park alone, 244 rhinos were killed. Authorities killed 21 poachers and arrested 78 people in the area of the park during the year.Over 95 percent of the cases were believed to have involved poachers from neighboring Mozambique.

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Illegal wildlife products available in New York City

A study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund in 2004 found many illegal wildlife products available for sale in New York City. The study researchers visited 22 stores and found 14 stores selling tiger bone products, 10 selling leopard bone products, 5 selling rhino horn products, and 6 selling products derived from bear bile.

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