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Officials at Kruger National Park in South Africa said a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and his remains eaten by lions. Pictured here, an elephant in the park in 2016. Kevin Anderson/AP hide caption

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Axel Hirschfeld looks at the remains of dead birds while holding a Levant sparrowhawk. The bird was found locked in a small enclosure without food or water in a field used by poachers in the town of Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, in September. Sam Tarling for NPR hide caption

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Rhino horns are prized in Asian countries and can garner tens of thousands of dollars per pound. Wildlife conservationists argue that the appetite for the endangered species' appendage in legal and illegal markets has decimated the population across Africa. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A southern white rhino named Victoria is two months pregnant. Barbara Durrant, director of reproductive sciences at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, announced the news on Thursday. Julie Watson/AP hide caption

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Bradley Martin is seen here in 1993 inspecting confiscated rhino horns, elephant tusks and ivory objects at the Taipei Zoo, in his role as a United Nations special envoy on rhino conservation. Tao Chuan Yeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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These dead sharks were discovered aboard a Chinese-flagged vessel found off Ecuador earlier this month with some 300 tons of marine species, several of which are in danger of extinction. Galapagos National Park via AP hide caption

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A game rancher near Port Elizabeth who couldn't afford the high cost of protecting his rhinos from poachers sold this one to a more secure operation. The rhino, blindfolded and wearing earplugs to calm it, will be sedated and accompanied by a veterinarian during the 20-hour truck journey to its new home. Brent Stirton/National Geographic hide caption

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Rhino Horn: The Most Valuable Appendage In Illegal Wildlife Trade

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A rhino wakes up after its horn was trimmed at John Hume's Rhino Ranch in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 3. South Africa's highest court is preparing to decide whether to uphold the country's domestic ban on trading rhino horn. John Hume is a private rhino owner and breeder who advocates for legalizing trade. Mujahid Safodien /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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If South Africa Lifts The Ban On Trading Rhino Horns, Will Rhinos Benefit?

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Paul Zakayo (left) and Nasa Jackson Mairi were nabbed by a team of park rangers at the Mara Conservancy in Kenya and charged with killing three impalas and a gazelle in the wildlife sanctuary. Greg Warner/NPR hide caption

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Stalking Poachers With High-Tech Cameras And Old-Fashioned Smarts

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Baby elephants are a welcome sight in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Thanks to stepped-up enforcement, the park hasn't lost an elephant to poachers since 2012. Without the stress of poaching, the elephants started breeding again and more than 40 calves have been born. Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic Magazine hide caption

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GPS Trackers In Fake Elephant Tusks Reveal Ivory Smuggling Route

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In this image taken from a November 2012 video, Cecil the lion is shown in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Paula French via AP hide caption

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

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Troy Capps found deer antlers in central Oregon's backcountry. Capps is a co-founder of Oregon Shed Hunters, a group that promotes ethical shed hunting. Courtney Flatt/Northwest Public Radio hide caption

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Volunteer Rangers Work To Rein In Antler Poachers

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