The white rhino is the least endangered of the living rhino species with a population ranging from 19,682 – 21,077 individuals in the wild. It has two distinct subspecies, but only populations of the southern white rhino remain viable. The northern white rhino is extinct in the wild due to poaching and only two females remain in captivity. The white rhino is square-lipped which distinguishes it from a black rhino which is hook-lipped.
Africa is home to the most iconic wildlife but illegal poaching is destroying it at a very alarming rate. Endangered animals such as the rhino are slaughtered just to get a body part -rhino horn which they will illegally sell for a huge sum of money. The demand for it is so high that it is more expensive than gold. Since it is believed to treat impotence, hangover, fever and cancer. The sad part is none of these were clinically proven to be true. As of now, there are a lot of organizations in Africa that fight to protect and preserve wildlife and wild lands, they are working so hard to prevent Africa's wildlife from becoming a history.
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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
📍Mossel Bay, South Africa
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