More than 1,000 rhinos poached in South Africa last year
In 2013, 1,004 of the massive animals were illegally killed in South Africa, compared with 668 the previous year and 448 in 2011.
Most of the killings are taking place in South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, which lost 606 rhinos last year and 425 in 2012. [...]
“A total of 37 rhino have been poached since the start of 2014,” the department of environmental affairs said.
South Africa’s rhino population totals around 20,000.