Black rhinos are surviving poaching better than white ones. This is why
The black rhino population has more than doubled since the early 1990s thanks to an innovative intervention
Rhinos have been butchered by poachers at an alarming rate over the past 12 years, but remarkably, the more endangered black rhinos have not suffered as badly and their numbers are increasing slowly but steadily.
Overall, many more than 8,500 rhinos, mostly white rhinos, have been slaughtered for their horns in SA since 2008.
At a continental level, the African white rhino population has dropped from about 21,000 to well below 18,000 in less than a decade, but the black rhino population has grown from about 2,500 in the early 1990s to almost 5,600 today...