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Wildlife rangers fight to save elephants from poaching

  Wildlife Rangers are on the frontline of the battle to save elephants and rhinos from poaching gangs. The illegal trade in rhino horn, highlighted by Prince William earlier this year, is threatening the very existence of the creatures. NBC’s  Rohit Kachroo reports on the work of the round-the-clock

Chopper crash kills five South African soldiers on rhino patrol

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Five South African soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday while they were on patrol for rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park, the defense department said on Sunday. Full story

Special forces enlisted to save rhinos

  Retired US Navy Seal Rob Roy and U.S. Army Green Beret “OZ” join MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss their involvement in an operation to protect rhinos from poachers trying to obtain the valuable rhino horn.

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  Rhino protectors take on 'hardcore thug' poachers in new series

Former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer and Oz, a Green Beret, are part of a unit in South Africa that help protect rhinos in Kruger National Park. Their efforts were also captured in the new Animal Planet 3-part series "Battleground: Rhino Wars," and they join Morning Joe to discuss.

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