“Dzeliwe,” Swaziland’s first rhino poached in 20 years, was shot and killed on June 3, 2011. 
The young cow’s orphaned calf subsequently died.

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part II

As the International Rhino Foundation re-launches Operation: STOP POACHING NOW, we have carefully considered how to tell the story of the unspeakable fate met daily by poached rhinos. While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against.…

Kingpin and mastermind of the Songimvelo Gang is allegedly responsible for the deaths and woundings of at least 15 rhinos in Mpumalanga and three in Swaziland, including orphaned calves.

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part I

As the International Rhino Foundation re-launches Operation: STOP POACHING NOW, we have carefully considered how to tell the story of the unspeakable fate met daily by poached rhinos. While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against.…

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We didn’t think rhino poaching could get much worse. But it has. Halfway through 2014, poachers are killing at least three African rhinos every day. More than 500 rhinos have been poached in South Africa alone; almost halfway to the 1,004 killed in 2013. We fear it will get worse before it gets better. That’s…