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World's First All-Female Anti-Poaching Patrol Trying to Save South Africa's Rhinos

Rhino horn is more expensive than gold or platinum. It's thought to cure cancer and serve as a potent aphrodisiac. African rhinos are slaughtered in massive numbers to meet skyrocketing demand in East Asia. Some species are already extinct, while others are close to it. But new approaches in South Africa, including bullet recovery, DNA fingerprinting, and the deployment of the Black Mambas -- the world's first all-female anti-poaching patrol -- may make a critical difference in saving the rhinos from extinction. Jeff Barbee reports exclusively for "Earth Focus."

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