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White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) Krüger National Park, South Africa

South Africa is viewed as the primary custodian of Africa’s rhinos. With 18,796 white rhinos and 1,916 black rhinos as of last estimates at the end of 2010, this represents approximately 93% and 40% of the total white and black rhino populations respectively. In recent years poaching levels have soared, and the current crisis is creating debates worldwide about the best way to tackle illegal poaching.

Year: 2015

From album: African Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Africa Big cats Environment fauna Gazelles Kenya National Parks South The Wilderbeast wildlife zebra

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