Wildlife Poaching In Africa
After the elephants, the white rhinoceros is the second largest land mammal in the world. At full maturity, the height to shoulder can reach 1.85 meters and weight is between 3168 and 7920 tons. Rhinos can be found in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya according to World Wide Fund for Nature.
Around 100 years ago, wildlife in Africa flooded the plains in droves. Hundreds of thousands of rhinos, and lions and millions of elephants wandered nearly every region of the continent except the uninhabitable deserts. Poaching does not only affect wildlife, park rangers and game wardens are also victims of violence.
Today, only a fraction of them remain. Their territory has been reduced to a few protected refuges, which are under constant threat. Many could face extinction within a matter of decades and it can take decades for the animal population to recover.