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Two rhino killed at Mafikeng reserve

The carcasses of a rhino cow and her calf were found on the side of the road near the game farm.

Rhino Poaching,Game Reserve,Hartzhoogte Game Farm
Local

NORTH WEST - Two rhino have been poached at the Mafikeng game reserve, bringing the number of attacks in the North West province to 13 over the past six weeks.

The carcasses of a rhino cow and her calf were found on the side of the road near the game farm on Wednesday.

The cow had been dehorned.

The grim discovery follows an attack on 11 rhino at the Hartzhoogte Game Farm in the North West, where nine animals died from their wounds.

The reserve’s Louis Coetzee said they found empty shells on the scene and bullet heads were discovered in the carcasses.

More than 500 rhino have been killed in South Africa since the start of 2012.

(Edited by Katleho Mogase)

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