Africa’s population of elephants and rhinos is increasingly faced with the threat of extinction. This is due to increased illegal poaching for their treasured horns and ivory, which are usually sold in mostly Asian markets such as China and Vietnam.
There are about 470,000 elephants left in Africa. In 2015, 1,338 rhinos were killed across the continent.
Below are 12 African countries where the two animals are faced with the threat of extinction.