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Poachers kill 32 S. African rhinos this year

Poachers have slaughtered 32 South African rhinos in the first three weeks of 2013, marking a disturbing start to the year for a country battling crisis level killings of the beast, government said Wednesday.

Jan 23, 2013
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Rhino is named South Africa's top newsmaker

The rhino has been named South Africa's newsmaker for 2012, based on the extensive media coverage around the slaughter of the creature for its horn, the National Press Club said on Saturday.

Jan 19, 2013
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Indian park battles poachers targeting rhino horn

(AP)—Out of the early morning mists and tall grass of northeast India emerges a massive creature with a dinosaur-like face, having survived millions of years despite a curse—literally on its head. As ...

Jan 10, 2013
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South Africa rhino poaching toll jumps to 633

At least 633 rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year, a record toll as demand for their horns continues to surge on the black market in Asia, the government said Wednesday.

Dec 19, 2012
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Two rare Indian rhinos die after poaching attack

Two rare rhinos brutally attacked by poachers this week in northeast India have died, veterinarians said on Saturday, triggering protests at local authorities' failure to protect the animals.

Sep 30, 2012
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