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#1 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:25

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January, 2013, South Africa

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#2 rbsandor

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:11

Ron: great photos on your webpage. The giraffes and resting lion are special. Curious, were the rhinos in Elsa's backyard? :) Richard

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:39

Hluhluwe?

Thanks for bringing up the memories.

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#4 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:12

Thank you Richard and afx. The place is Botlierskop.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:20

I can't tell from the angle but have those rhinos been dehorned?

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#6 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 14:21

Dallas, the horns have been clipped, supposedly to make the Rhinos less vulnerable to poachers.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 18:46

The rhino poaching problem has become massive here over the past few years. Idiots in SEA who think that it makes them virile...

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#8 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 23:27

Unless something is done to curb the demand extinction of the Rhino within a few years is a real threat.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:39

I've been saying this all along. You can arm rangers and increase their numbers, but until you stop the demand they will be fighting a losing battle. Economic sanctions against the countries where this stuff ends up is a start, but because SA is so heavily in the pocket of the Chinese, that seems an unlikely outcome.

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