Three poachers killed in Kenya

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Three poachers killed in Kenya

Africa Three poachers killed in Kenya 30 May 2018 - 15:44 By Nico Gous And Afp Image: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy said in a statement that the rhino named Sudan had been treated for “age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds”.

The northern white rhino population in Uganda‚ Central African Republic‚ Sudan and Chad was largely wiped out during the poaching crisis of the 1970s and 80s‚ fuel led by demand for rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine in Asia and dagger handles in Yemen.

A final remaining wild population of about 20-30 rhinos in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in fighting in the late nineties and early 2000s‚ and by 2008 the northern white rhino was considered extinct in the wild.

Four fertile rhinos‚ two males and females‚ were moved from the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic to Ol Pejeta in Kenya‚ with high hopes that conditions similar to their native habitat would encourage breeding.

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