POACHERS KILL RHINO COW, CALF IN SOUTH AFRICA

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA-- Poachers have killed two rhinos at the Shamwari private Game Reserve near Paterson in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, about 75 kilometres north of here.

The carcasses of the white rhino cow and her calf were found in the veld three days after they were killed. Their horns had been removed.

Just over a week ago, another rhino was killed and dehorned in the Kragga Kamma Game Park in Port Elizabeth. The head of security at Shamwari, Rodney Visser, said Monday the suspects might be linked to other attempted poaching incidents in the province recently.

We discovered the cow and calf shot and dehorned late yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. This brings the total number of rhino (killed) to 11 for this year in the province. It is very sad." he added.

"It was in a very remote area of the reserve. We haven't lost a rhino since 2011. But we fell victim to poaching. We are looking into several leads that we are busy following up.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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