Cops hunt poachers after 2 rhino killed on Limpopo farm

2016-09-04 21:08
Picture of dead rhino. (Supplied)

Picture of dead rhino. (Supplied)

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Polokwane – One white rhino was killed and another had to be put down after they were attacked by poachers at a farm in Rooiberg near Bela Bela, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

Lt-Col Malesela Ledwaba said police were searching for five suspected poachers after the rhino were discovered on Saturday.

One rhino was dehorned while the other one was shot but not dehorned, he said. 

"The second one was seriously injured and had to be put down." 

Two spent cartridges and one live round, possibly from a hunting rifle, were recovered at the scene. 

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