New chief ranger at South Africa's biggest wildlife park faces tough task of protecting rhinos

November 4, 2015 9:15 AM

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JOHANNESBURG – A new chief ranger has been appointed at South Africa's biggest national park, a major tourist attraction whose managers are struggling to stem record levels of rhino poaching.

South Africa's national parks service said Tuesday that Xolani Nicholus Funda, a former ranger who has also been a university lecturer in nature conservation, took over the top ranger post at Kruger National Park this month.

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