Number of rhinos killed in South Africa in 2011

in Environmental Threats

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.

Source: Leon Marshall, “Record 443 Rhinos Killed by Poachers in South Africa in 2011,” National Geographic, Daily News, December 14, 2011.

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