Ranger stable after rhino attack

2014-01-31 00:00

AN injured black rhino attacked and wounded a KZN Ezemvelo Wildlife game ranger in the Mkhuze reserve early yesterday.

Ezemvelo spokesperson Musa Mn­tam­bo said six rangers spotted blood in the veld and followed the trail. They found an injured rhino and when attempting to help it, the animal attacked. He said a ranger was seriously injured in the shoulder and chest, but was in a stable condition.

“At this stage, we can’t tell how the animal got injured. It could have been injured during a fight,” he said.

Ezemvelo spokesperson Robert McKenzie said paramedics were called to the scene, but bad weather prevented the dispatch of the air ambulance. An ambulance was sent to the area where the ranger was treated before being transported to hospital.

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