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The social media danger to rhinos

There are currently only 29,000 rhinos left in the wild, and this number continues to reduce every year as poachers continue killing these magnificent herbivores for their horns. And given that the conservation efforts are failing to stop this from happening, tourists on safaris often take advantage of what is becoming a quickly diminishing opportunity to take snapshots of the animals in their natural habitat. However, the problem with this is that smartphones often geo-tag images, giving poachers pinpoint coordinates to the the rhinos they so desperately covet.