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Rhino killed in Mkhuze

Rhino killed in Mkhuze


First 2014 rhino poaching death . ANDREW CORNEW | 9 January 2014 12:23

THE new year has barely started and already the first rhino killing has taken place in Zululand.
An adult white rhino was found dead at uMkhuze Game Reserve on Tuesday after being shot and de-horned, reported Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Communications Officer Musa Mntambo.

‘The rhino was executed about three days prior to the body being discovered,’ Mntambo said.
Members of the SAPS Organised Crime Unit are investigating.
The poaching of rhinos for their horns has reached unprecedented levels. While 10 years ago, a mere 25 rhinos were poached, the number poached in 2013 reached an unbelievable 946 in South Africa with 85 taking place in KZN.
Mntambo did, however, confirmed 63 arrests were made in KZN last year with a total of 330 nationwide.

First rhino death of 2014

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