South African Conservationist Ian Player Dies

December 1, 2014 1:44 PM

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South African conservationist Ian Player, the brother of golfer Gary Player and a key figure in building the region's rhino population from a perilously small number half a century ago, has died.

The 87-year-old conservationist was surrounded by family when he died Sunday at his home "after a short illness," said the Wilderness Foundation, a conservation group that he founded.

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