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Clinging to a precarious existence in the rest of Africa due to huge black market sums paid for their horn, rhinos have become star attractions in Namibia, where poaching carries a social stigma. The private Ongava Reserve, in the Etosha National Park, provides the rare opportunity to see both black and white (pictured) rhinos.

Clinging to a precarious existence in the rest of Africa due to huge black market sums paid for their horn, rhinos have become star attractions in Namibia, where poaching carries a social stigma. The private Ongava Reserve, in the Etosha National Park, provides the rare opportunity to see both black and white (pictured) rhinos.

Kariega Game Reserve is holding a tribute to commemorate the death of one of three rhinos poached just over a year ago

Kariega Game Reserve is holding a tribute to commemorate the death of one of three rhinos poached just over a year ago

Success! New Zealand Domestic Cats Won't Be Trapped and Killed. Signing a petition CAN make a difference.

Success! New Zealand Domestic Cats Won't Be Trapped and Killed. Signing a petition CAN make a difference.

The risky and illegal trade is being fuelled by demand in Asia, where rhino horn in particular is believed to have, unproven, medicinal properties, including the ability to cure cancer.

The risky and illegal trade is being fuelled by demand in Asia, where rhino horn in particular is believed to have, unproven, medicinal properties, including the ability to cure cancer.

Circa 1895: A hunter with his foot on a dead rhino in a big game hunt in east Africa.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Vintage Poaching and Hunting

Circa 1895: A hunter with his foot on a dead rhino in a big game hunt in east Africa.

Rhino horn is also prized in Vietnam, where it is crushed up as a drink or drug, as it is considered a status symbol of the super-rich. All rhinos in Vietnam are now extinct.

Rhino horn is also prized in Vietnam, where it is crushed up as a drink or drug, as it is considered a status symbol of the super-rich. All rhinos in Vietnam are now extinct.

Rhino populations in Sumatra, Borneo should be combined to save Sumatran rhino from extinction » Focusing on Wildlife

Rhino populations in Sumatra, Borneo should be combined to save Sumatran rhino from extinction » Focusing on Wildlife

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