Walking with Rhinos
Posted by Richard Conniff on March 15, 2011
I arrived this morning in South Africa, where the newspapers are reporting that 71 rhinos–and nine poachers–have been killed this year here. That’s on track with last year’s very bad total of 333 rhinos killed in South Africa, all for the mythical medicinal powers of the rhino’s horn. I’ll be traveling around this week learning what wildlife authorities are trying to do about it.