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It's been an eventful few days here is South Africa as far as the war against rhino poaching is concerned. First the leader of a major horn-smuggling syndicate is Rhino poachers sentenced to 40 years in prison, then a Shootout with rhino poachers turns deadly in the Kruger National Park. And finally, a statistics shocker: 549 rhinos killed for their horns so far this year, Official rhino poaching stats. With the spotlight firmly on all things rhino-related, it seems we've picked the right time to post this infographic: from species traits to declining population numbers, all the key facts and figures are here. And ending the poaching pandemic starts with arming ourselves with some cold, hard facts. 

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