Shot and killed with an automatic burst from an AK47 rifle, this female was only 7 years old and probably expecting her first calf when she died

From  Rhino Anti Poaching Operation Stronghold
By : Mark Brightman

Zimbabwe’s ‘Operation Stronghold’ statistics, period 1980 – 1993. Despite valiant efforts of many good men and women, the odds were simply overwhelming. That is not to say that it is all over – far from it – populations can (and will) recover. We may have lost the battle then, but we will win the war now – we have to!

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