Poachers kill two rhino calves at Pumba reserve

TWO rhino calves on the Pumba Private Game Reserve were killed and their horns surgically removed only a week after farm owners in the area were warned of poachers looming.

The calves – sisters aged between two and five years of age – were discovered by a game ranger and tourists on a game ride at about 4pm.

Both their horns had been surgically removed sometime between Thursday night and yesterday afternoon. Their carcasses were found lying about 400m from the fence line bordering the Alicedale Road.

– Gareth Wilson and Michael Kimberley

This story appeared in Weekend Post on Saturday, 22 March, 2014. For the full story read Weekend Post, or get the complete newspaper, including comics, classifieds, crosswords and back editions in our e-Edition

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