White Rhino killed by poachers

The Krugersdorp Game Reserve tragically lost its last adult White Rhino to poachers on 14 July 2010. The female rhino was darted from an unmarked helicopter and when she had succumbed to the effects of the drugs her horn was removed using a chainsaw.

The rhino bled to death leaving her eight month old male calf to wander off into the game reserve alone. The calf was located the next day and, accompanied by a wildlife veterinarian, the NSPCA Wildlife Unit helped the Krugersdorp Game Reserve manager to successfully tranquilise and move the young rhino into the safety of a boma on the property.

The Krugersdorp Game Reserve decided that for the rhino calf's safety and future wellbeing that the best decision was to move him to the Rhino and Lion Park in Kromdraai. The Rhino and Lion Park is close by and currently has other orphaned rhino calves of similar age.

Report ID: 452
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Krugersdorp
Suburb: N/A
Address: Krugersdorp Game Reserve
Crime Date/Time: 14 Jul 2010, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 27 Jul 2010, 08:07 AM
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  • Elize van Wyk 11 Jan 2011, 07:13 AM

    Dit is onbeskryflik om te sien dat daar mense is wat sulke wrede dinge kan doen vir geld wat hulle weer gebruik om hulle volgende teiken te kan verwoes. Hulle saai net verwoesting - en dit is oneindig hartseer.

  • Unknown 5 Aug 2010, 01:47 PM

    There is no words to describe this horror!

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