Poaching: Night of The Rhino

Night of The Rhino

The killers often attack under cover of darkness, shooting their victims in cold blood and hacking off their horns before disappearing into the night. In Kenya's Meru National Park two weeks ago, 30 heavily armed poachers slaughtered five rhinoceroses and traded gunfire with park wardens before making their getaway.

The incident, in which at least two wardens were wounded, was the latest skirmish in a war that has pitted a growing army of rhino and elephant poachers against an outgunned force of rangers and police. The lure for poachers is great: prized in Asia as an aphrodisiac and in Yemen for...

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