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Africa’s white rhinos were driven to the brink of extinction in the early 20th century as poachers hunted the animal for its horn. A breeding program launched in Botswana over 10 years ago has been successful in bringing the white rhino back to Botswana’s bush, and lifting it off the endangered species list.
From 100 rhinos a century ago to more than 15,000 roaming Africa today, the success story offers hope that black rhinos, which are still seriously endangered, may also survive. (Photo by Renaud Fulconis, rhinos-irf.org)
Watch the video from AFP below…