Ian Player, South African conservationist who helped rhinos, dies at age 87

December 1, 2014 10:30 AM

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JOHANNESBURG – South African conservationist Ian Player, the brother of golfer Gary Player and who was credited with building up the region's rhino population from a perilously small number half a century ago, has died.

The Wilderness Foundation, a conservation group founded by Ian Player, said the 87-year-old conservationist was surrounded by family when he died Sunday at his home.

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