Poachers Kill the Last Rhino in Mozambique

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(AP) – Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns to sell in Asia. A leading rhino expert tells the AP that the last rhino in the southern African nation has now been killed. The warden in charge of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park—the only place where the horned behemoths lived in Mozambique—also blames poachers for wiping out the last of the rhinos. But Mozambique's conservation director believes a few may remain.

Elephants also could become extinct in Mozambique soon, the warden, Antonio Abacar, warns