381 rhino killed in SA

A total of 381 rhino have been killed since the start of 2012.

A rhino and its calf. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Environmental Affairs Department said the Kruger National Park had lost 236 of the animals to to poaching.

But the department said the fight against the scourge was encouraging.

At least 199 people were arrested this year in connection with rhino poaching.

Last year, 448 rhino were killed.

There are also various programmes between a number of organisations to help curb the scourge of poaching in South Africa.