South Africa hosts 80% of the entire world’s rhinos, or 13,000 individuals [2, 12]. However, this makes the region also one of the world’s biggest black spots for poaching . Starting from the late ‘00s, rhino poaching increased from 13 killings in 2007 to 1,028 killings in 2017, or about 3 rhinos every day . Official figures in South Africa reported 594 rhino poached in 2019, down from the 769 rhino killed for their horns in 2018. These killings occur in protected national reserves like Kruger, which border hundreds of thousans of villages that poachers use as pathways to infiltrate the parks . Although the origins of rhino poaching were motivated by poor families seeking bushmeat to have something to eat, this now includes many with luxury cars and large houses coming in to feed the exploding multimillion dollar demand for rhino horn exported to black market consumers in China and Vietnam [1, 2]. Moreover, people in the surrounding villages not only do not benefit from the crimes, but also suffer from incoming violence and increased loss of access to land. This makes joining the suspected 12 poaching gangs operating in Kruger at any given time attractive to especially young men who, coming from regions with over 85% unemployment, may find it more profitable to hunt rhinos than protect them [2, 3].