Poachers kill two rhino in Kei River reserve

POACHING DEATHS: Rangers investigate after two white rhino were killed at the Tyityaba Game Reserve near Kei River at the weekend. Their horns were hacked off with pangas
POACHING DEATHS: Rangers investigate after two white rhino were killed at the Tyityaba Game Reserve near Kei River at the weekend. Their horns were hacked off with pangas

Rhino poachers struck in the Eastern Cape this weekend, the first incident here so far this year.

Last year 15 rhino were poached in the province, of which 13 were killed. It is the highest poaching tally the Eastern Cape has yet had.

The poaching – in which the horns of two white rhino were hacked off with pangas – occurred at the Tyityaba Game Reserve situated in the Kei River area. The two rhino, which were shot with highpowered rifles, did not survive the attack.

-Gareth Wilson 

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