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Media Release: Two Rhino killed in the KNP

Date: 28th February 2012

Two fresh white adult rhino carcasses with horns removed were discovered this morning, 28 February 2012 at Napi Boulders Loop, in the Pretoriuskop Ranger Section of the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Tourists from one of the private open safari vehicles noticed the two carcasses and immediately alerted Rangers and members of the South African Police Services who rushed to the scene. The poachers are still at large but investigations are currently underway.

"It is indeed a sad story for us to continue to report about dead rhino in the Park and we seriously appeal to the communities to begin to assist with information on the suspected poachers by reporting them to the authorities." said KNP HOD of Communication and Public Relations, Mr William Mabasa.

To report any environmental crime, and specifically rhino poaching information or incidents, please email antipoaching@sanparks.org or call: 082 908 3053

Issued by:
Public Relations Division, Kruger National Park

Media enquiries:
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park.
Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: william.mabasa@sanparks.org 

OR 

Reynold ''Rey'' Thakhuli, General Manager: Media, Events and Stakeholder Relations on Tel: 012 426 5203/5170, Cell: 073 373 4999 or email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org

 

 

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