Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Free State loses two rhino to poachers

By Lelethu Mquqo
26 October 2011

The Free State has been hit be the province’s second incident of rhino poaching.

Two white rhino have been found shot and with their horns removed.

The carcasses of an adult pregnant cow and a younger cow were found at the Sandveld nature reserve near Bloemhof.

Provincial environmental spokesperson Kgotso Tau says the animals were apparently shot on Sunday night.

Tracks suggest the poachers were in the reserve on foot.


At Wednesday, 26 October, 2011, Anonymous South Africa Business News said...

Killing Rhino is such a heinous crime, the penalty should be trebled. Numbers are dwindling to such a point that we should look at captivity breading rhino in small protected reserves.


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