There are two species of African rhinos. Black rhinos are classified as “critically endangered,” and white… rhinos are classified as “near threatened.”
The main threat to African rhinos is poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. Rhinos are killed for their
horn, which some cultures believe to possess medicinal properties. The horn
is also highly prized as a status symbol in Asian countries such as Vietnam. The skyrocketing value of rhino horn combined with an increasing demand has attracted well-organized and well-financed professional criminal gangs to become involved in poaching.
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