Rhino poaching keeps rising

The total number of rhinos lost to poaching since the beginning of this year stood at 588, with 246 suspects being arrested.

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By the same time last year 448 rhinos had been killed. No fewer than 362 rhinos have been killed in the Kruger National Park this year alone. North West, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo continued to be the hardest hit by poachers, accounting for 186 of the poached animals.