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Battle to protect rhinos from poachers in South Africa

A record number of rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in South Africa last year, and fears are growing for the survival of the species in the wild.

Rhino horn is falsely believed to have medicinal benefits, and is more expensive per gram than gold or diamonds.

In South Africa, most of the animals are killed by poachers from neighbouring Mozambique.

Leana Hosea reports on the drive to stamp out the trade.

  • 03 Apr 2015