| August 21, 2012
Poaching surge threatens survival of rhinos
A new report details a massive surge in rhino poaching in South Africa, with the endangered animals now being killed for their horns at a rate of almost two a day. Poaching has risen from 13 animals in 2007 to more than 400 last year. This year, the loss of more than 500 rhinos is expected if current rates continue. The problem is so bad a rhino orphanage has opened in the northern province of Limpopo - the first of its kind in the world. NBC’s Rohit Kachroo reports.