Kruger gets military chopper to fight poachers

2013-11-29 05:00
Aerospatiale Gazelle (Jerry Gunner, Flickr)

Aerospatiale Gazelle (Jerry Gunner, Flickr)

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Johannesburg - A military helicopter has been donated to the Kruger National Park to boost the battle against poaching, SANParks said on Wednesday.

The Gazelle had a maximum airspeed of 310km/h, a range of 670km, and a service ceiling of 5 000m.

"We are certain that without intense anti-poaching operations, the Kruger's rhino population would have begun significantly declining by now," said Mabunda.

Read more on:    sanparks  |  mbombela  |  conservation  |  rhino poaching  |  aviation
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