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Surveillance plane takes on South Africa's rhino poachers

5 December 2012 Last updated at 15:28 GMT

A highly sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft with thermal imaging has been deployed in South Africa's Kruger National Park to spot poachers who have been killing rhinos.

From January to October this year, 271 rhinos were killed for their horns in Kruger alone.

Tom Santorelli reports.