Pregnant rhinos at Pumba among poaching victims

 

PAINFUL SIGHT: One of the rhinos which was killed. Poachers failed to remove the horn
PAINFUL SIGHT: One of the rhinos which was killed. Poachers failed to remove the horn

POACHING activities at Pumba Game Reserve had done irreversible damage to rhino breeding efforts in the province, outraged conservation authorities said yesterday.

Three rhinos – including two which officials said yesterday were pregnant – were found dead at the reserve on Friday.

The two sub-adult rhinos – sisters aged between three and five years – and a seven-year-old adult were darted between Thursday and Friday.

Although all three died, only the younger two were dehorned. – Gareth Wilson

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