Eight dehorned rhinos found dead in Kruger Park

Eight rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park, South African National Parks said on Wednesday.

“Yesterday [Tuesday] on patrol, eight rhino carcasses were found. Three were found in the Pretoriuskop area section and the other five were in the Lower Sabie section,” said spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli.

He said all the carcasses were of adults which had been shot and dehorned.

“They [officials] are busy with investigations now although there are a few leads they are working on as we speak,” said Thakhuli.

Last year, about 443 rhinos were killed for their horns, with 333 killed in 2010.—Sapa

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