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There are several shows on Animal Planet that explore the issues involving hunting various endangered animals, and how this affects their natural habitat. “Battleground: Rhino Wars” is one of these shows. It is a three episode mini-series, that follows four American military men. These men travel to South Africa, in an attempt to try and stop the rhino hunting trade.

Part of the show focuses on the problem these Americans run into as they attempt to stop rhino poaching. They run into problems with various South African environmentalists and environmental experts, all of whom are attempting to stop the rhino poaching trade.

“Battleground: Rhino Wars” can be very unflinching in the ways it shows how rhino poaching has affected the rhino population. Rhinos are hunted for their horns, which many Asian cultures believe has medicinal purposes. “Battleground: Rhino Wars” includes images of dead and disfigured rhinos, helping to drive home the horrific nature of the rhino poaching trade.

Part of the appeal of the show comes from watching the way the Americans change, as they experience these images. They come to South Africa excited and pumped up, but grow more moved, and upset, by the images of slaughter they see.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
1 Season, 3 Episodes
March 7, 2013
Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Kids & Family, Reality
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Battleground Rhino Wars Full Episode Guide

  • Before the team leaves South Africa, they plot to catch poachers after a rhino on a neighboring reserve.

  • The Ops take the rhino poaching fight into the reserves, into the townships, and across the border. The team's Intel specialist, Rob, reports back with a shocking update: a group of poachers plan to shoot a rhino... and any rangers who get in their way.

  • Arriving in South Africa one week before the Poacher's Moon, a potential rhino poaching frenzy, a four-man team of US Special Forces train with a local anti-poaching corps to ready themselves to defend these endangered creatures from the onslaught.

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