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  Rare white rhinos are in danger
Updated 20 May 2004, 15.03
Alice, Dorothy, Jane and Graham munching grass
Poachers have killed some of last northern white rhino, leaving less than 25 of the beasts left on the planet.

A big meeting is being held at London Zoo on Thursday to decide how the last of this species can be protected.

All the northern white rhino live in Garamba National Park, in Africa. This type of rhino is in the top 12 most endangered animals in the world.

They're under threat because poachers kill them for their horn which is made into expensive dagger handles.

These daggers are highly prized in some countries.

The really rare northern white rhino is genetically different from the white rhinos found in the south of Africa.

They're also endangered, with an estimated 8,000 of them left in the world.

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