Swazi 2

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by richard young

Zimbabwe's Matopos National Park had 86 white and 36 black Rhino 10 years ago, Poachers have reduced this to only 9 white 17 black today, These numbers say it all. The parks oldest White Rhino “Gumboot” was killed by poachers just 2 weeks before I took this picture of “Swazi 2”, his horn cut off to help protect him from poaching. With Rhino horn now at $65,000USD per a KG and 560 killed in South Africa alone this year. If we do not act now to save them from poaching, we will be the generation responsible for the extinction of the Rhino from the wild.

Location: Zimbabwe's Matopos National Park

 

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