9 Dehorned Rhinos Found Alive
November 4, 2012
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Johannesburg – Fourteen rhino have been found dehorned in two provinces since Thursday, police said on Sunday. Three of them had been killed.
Eleven of the rhino were found at the Hartzhoogte game lodge in Amalia near Schweizer-Reneke in the North West, Captain Paul Ramaloko saidin a statement.
The game farmer found the first carcass on Thursday after he followed a trail of blood. Following the discovery, the farmer searched his farm and found 10 de-horned rhino, nine of them still alive.
The two dead rhino are believed to have been killed almost a month ago.
The nine surviving rhino were taken to a place of safety. The estimated loss to the game farmer was about R5 million.
In the Eastern Cape three rhino were found dehorned at a game farm near Kenton-on-Sea.
“A driver was taking tourists on a game drive when he noticed three rhino in distress,” Ramaloko said.
The driver called the police and a veterinarian.
“When they arrived at the scene, the police noticed that one of the three rhino was dead. Two rhino were in a critical condition,” Ramaloko said.
The rhinos had been darted before their horns were removed.
The two wounded rhino were being treated. Police were investigating.