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Poachers de-horn live rhino

2010-06-29 11:01

Durban - Helicopter poachers have cut the horns off a heavily drugged white rhino with a chainsaw on a reserve halfway between Colenso and Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, The Mercury newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The animal survived and sustained serious injuries to its skull and nasal cavity, the paper said.

The incident happened late last week.

The paper reported that it was believed that poachers also captured the cow’s month-old calf and took it away in a helicopter.