The Queens of the Jungle (40 images)

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Meet the world's first ever female anti-poaching unit on the frontline against wildlife illegal hunters

Started as an experiment in 2013, the Black Mambas have grown into a team of 32 unarmed women rangers patrolling 400 square kilometers in South Africa's iconic Kruger National Park, where they provide a much-needed lifeline for critically endangered animals.

Home to more than 80 percent of the world's rhino population, South Africa lost almost 10,000 of them in the...
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