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Africa's poaching problem

A ranger shows part of a rhino horn after a rhino was dehorned by a veterinary surgeon to prevent poaching at the Kruger national park in Mpumalanga province September 16, 2011.

Africa's poaching crisis


biggest animals were poached in near record numbers in 2012, with

surging demand for horn and ivory from Asia driving the slaughter of

rhinos and elephants. Poachers have killed hundreds of rhinos in South Africa and thousands of elephants, according to environment ministry figures.