South Africa creates rhino stronghold in flagship wildlife reserve to thwart poacher killings

November 21, 2014 3:45 PM

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South Africa creates rhino stronghold in flagship wildlife reserve to thwart poacher killings

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, rangers helps a rhino on to it's feet to be dragged to a metal cage near Skukuza, South Africa, for transport by truck to an area hopefully safe from poachers. Kruger National Park has conducted about 45 such captures since last month, as part of a plan to create a stronghold within the country's flagship reserve where rhinos will get extra protection from poachers, many of whom cross from neighboring Mozambique and are slaughtering the animals in increasing numbers. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, rangers prepare a darted rhino, near Skukuza, South Africa, for transport by truck to an area hopefully safe from poachers. Kruger National Park has conducted about 45 such captures as part of a plan to create a stronghold within the country's flagship re...

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