Rhino owners start own protection unit
Johannesburg - Private rhino owners in Limpopo have taken the protection of the endangered animals into their own hands by starting an anti-poaching unit.
SABC news reports that the Limpopo Province Private Rhino Owners are training volunteers as rangers in order to respond to a range of situations.
The unit will operate according to a schedule and a certain number of volunteers will be on duty each night.
At Palala Rhino Sanctuary there are four white rhino. One is pregnant and weeks away from giving birth to her second calf.
There is increased concern at the escalation of rhino poaching in the country - 45 rhino have already been poached in the 44 days of the year.