Probe continues after 6 rhino found dead

2012-08-10 19:02
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Johannesburg - No arrests have been made after six rhino carcasses were found in a game reserve in North West, and another rhino was found dehorned but alive, police said on Friday.

"Investigations are continuing," said Naidoo.

The six carcasses were found at Borakalalo Game Reserve, situated 60km north of Brits, on Tuesday, said spokesperson Colonel Vishnu Naidoo.

"Another rhino was found alive but without its horn at the Madikwe Game Reserve on the same day."

Madikwe is about 90km north of Zeerust.

The six carcasses had no horns, he said.

Nearly 300 rhinos have been poached this year, according to the environmental affairs department.

Last year, 448 rhinos were poached countrywide, 252 of these in the Kruger National Park.

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