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Rhinos to be Extinct by 2020: Experts

by Bidita Debnath on April 16, 2014 at 11:11 PM
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 Rhinos to be Extinct by 2020: Experts

If poaching continues at the present alarming rate, both white and black rhinos will be extinct by the year 2020, reveal experts.

Will Travers, chief executive of the Born Free Foundation, said that there are just 20,000 white rhino and 5,000 black rhino left in the wild and the poaching would devastate the numbers in the next six years, the Daily Express reported.

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He said that there will probably be no free-living rhinos as the remaining numbers will be fenced off in military-style compounds which are alarmed and heavily guarded by armed patrols.

The slaughter of both white and black rhinos has soared in six years, as 13 rhinos were poached in 2007, while the number rose to 1,004 in 2013.

Source: ANI
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