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South Africa Rhino Poaching Plunges During Pandemic

  • Number of rhinos killed fell by 53% in first half of year
  • South Africa is home to almost all of the world’s white rhinos
A black male rhinoceros in South Africa.

A black male rhinoceros in South Africa.

Photographer: Alexander Joe/AFP via Getty Images

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South Africa said the number of rhinos killed by poachers fell by 53% in the first half of the year as the coronavirus outbreak limited the movement of people.