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SOS Rhino : In the News : Nine black rhinos translocated to Mkomazi
 

Nine black rhinos translocated to Mkomazi

 

The Guardian
By Modestus Kessy
January 22, 2003

Nine East African black rhinos have so far been trans-located from South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park to the Mkomazi’s highly secured, electrified and heavily guarded, rhino sanctuary.

The translocation of the most admired African beast was done between 2000 and 2001.

According to Mkomazi game reserve management, it costs about 90,000 US dollars to cater for a single animal being kept at the modern sanctuary located deep into the reserve.
The lucrative value of over 85,000 US dollars per single rhino horn in the Arabian black market, has for quite some time now, been fuelling poaching, reducing the number of rhinos from 65,000 recorded in the early 1980s to about 2,500 that are still surviving in Africa today.

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