I just stumbled over this photo, which i took on this day in 2009 in Kruger National Park, the second year that saw an increased number of rhino poaching incidents in the Park.
The number of poached Rhinos that year was 50….
If i take the 826 poached Rhinos of 2015, which means 2 poached Rhino every single day.
Today ,on January 26 2017, exactly 8 years after this photo was taken,statisticaly, we are at 58 dead already,
8 more then 2008 saw as a total number…
I don´t see an end coming to this, there is to much greed, too much money to be made from a “product” that is worthless.
Worthless to everyone but the creature that was brutally slaughtered to get it…
Every single Rhino you see in this Photo is probably dead already.
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Kruger Park should have a population of appr. 8400 Rhinos today.
That might sound like a lot, but at a rate of “only” 2 a day, 8400 Rhinos will be dead in just a bit over 11 years.