All-Female Wildlife Avengers Take Out Rhino Poachers - Latest African Wildlife Stories & News

All-Female Wildlife Avengers Take Out Rhino Poachers

January 3, 2019

There are a lot of people out there that love hunting. Some people look at it as a sport and there is a massive thrill of taking out some of the largest, most fierce animals out there. It is not easy for some other people to understand but that is reality. The people that are out there poaching rhinos are good examples. Rhinos are animals that are almost extinct but people are still out there trying to poach them.

Key Takeaways:

  • The anti-poaching unit consists of 36 South African women who call themselves the Black Mambas.
  • In the past ten years, over 7000 rhinos have been killed because their horns are used as health supplements.
  • There has been a drop in rhino poaching in South Africa over the past year due to the work of groups like the Black Mambas.

"“They have proven themselves, and we would like to duplicate the idea elsewhere,” says Pitso Mojapelo, deputy director of programs at the Department for Environmental Affairs in Johannesburg."

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