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White Rhino Numbers May Have Fallen 24%, Foundation Says

  • Decline driven by collapse in Kruger Park population
  • Black rhino numbers have risen as killings decline in Zimbabwe
A newly born White Rhinoceros walks with it's mother in the Kruger National Park in Lower Sabie, South Africa. 

A newly born White Rhinoceros walks with it's mother in the Kruger National Park in Lower Sabie, South Africa. 

Photographer: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images 

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The number of white rhinos, the most common of the world’s five rhino species, may have fallen by about a quarter during the past decade mainly because of poaching, the International Rhino Foundation said.