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What lies ahead for the rhino?

A future for rhino: this iconic species has been poached for years. Now is the time to save it from extinction
AWF supports black rhino protection at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya
OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY / FRANK AF PETERSENS

There are about 25,000 rhino in all of Africa today. This number becomes more meaningful – and painful – when you consider the rhino’s former strength on the continent: black rhino once numbered in the hundreds of thousands, perhaps up to 850,000, while southern white rhino were widespread in their range south of the Zambezi river until being almost driven to extinction in the late 1800s.

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