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Knight, M.H.; Hitchins, P.; Erb, K.P., 1993. An aerial survey of rhino and elephant in Chobe National Park and surrounding areas, Northern Botswana, September 1992. Pachyderm 17: 64-74, figs. 1-4, tables 1-2

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Botswana
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
No black rhinos were seen during the survey. Although no black rhinos were actually detected during the relatively intense survey, some individuals may still exist within northern Botswana. The vastness of the area and the poor detectibility of this species in most aerial surveys (Goddard, 1967; Kiwia, 11)89) may have allowed a small population to go virtually undetected. Nevertheless, the longterin survival of this population is clearly in great jeopardy, unless action is undertaken to find and relocate the few remaining animals (Hitchins, 1992). Instead of undertaking further aerial surveys, it is recommended ttiat those pans holding rain-water during the late dry season, particularly within the more likely north western areas of the survey range, should be checked on the ground for rhino tracks.

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