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World's First All-Female Patrol Protecting South Africa's Rhinos

A artistic piece showing  the crosshairs of a rifle scope, center, with a Rhino body forming the backdrop,forms part of a pub
A artistic piece showing the crosshairs of a rifle scope, center, with a Rhino body forming the backdrop,forms part of a public art display at a popular tourist hotspot near the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. A Rhino art display is on show to emphasize the number of Rhinos being killed in South Africa by rhino poachers for the use of its horn in eastern medicine. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women.

The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger national park unarmed. Billed as the first all-female unit of its kind in the world, they are not just challenging poachers, but the status quo.

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