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02 March 2012 at 12:21 - Posted by Anonymous

Rhinos attacked in ECape


A rhino has been killed and two of the creatures critically injured after poachers struck in the Eastern Cape on Friday morning, the Hawks said.

The attack took place on a game farm near Kenton-on-Sea, Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela said.

“Rangers at the Kariega Game Farm were patrolling this morning when they found three dehorned rhinos,” he said.

Vets and the police were called immediately.

“The police have cordoned off the scene and are investigating,” he said.

Earlier this week, four suspects were arrested for killing and dehorning two rhinos in the Kruger National Park. The suspects included three park employees and a traffic officer.

They appeared in the White River Magistrate Court on Thursday, on charges of rhino poaching and defeating the ends of justice.

Their case has been postponed to March 8 for a formal bail application, Polela said. – Sapa

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