PETE Richardson talks with passion and animation about golf. But raise the topic of rhino poaching and his tone quickly shifts to anger.As the golf director at Legend Golf & Safari Resort in Limpopo, Richardson was instrumental in opening the world’s first rhino orphanage to rescue calves whose mothers were killed by poachers.An enclosure at the facility holds two baby rhinos, who trot towards the humans with ungainly wobbles and twitching ears. They crave attention and respond to stroking with high-pitched squeals that are oddly delicate for such enormous animals."If there was a political will to stop rhino poaching, it would have been dramatically reduced," Richardson says."Imagine if Australia was having koala bears poached. How long would that last? Not very long."Where are the government orphanages? Where are the safe havens and protected areas? How can three or four rhinos be killed every day?Thandi, one of the youngest calves, has scars where a bullet entered and exited her b...

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