Rhino poacher shot in Zululand at UNESCO World Heritage Site; Blasting News


South Africa – iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park rangers save the lives of 4 rhino as poaching increases

A rhino poacher was shot at the #UNESCO World Heritage Site – iSimangaliso Wetland Park in #Zululandlast week. This happened after rangers monitoring four rhino responded to poachers attempting to shoot them with high-calibre rifles.

Terri Castis, spokesperson, said in a statement published by IOL South Africa, that “two men who were carrying high caliber weapons fired at the rhino.” One man was shot and the other escaped.

Castis also said that a “.375 rifle with a silencer was recovered at the scene.” It appears the rhino were shot at, but not injured by the poachers and they fled into the night. The anti-poaching rangers resumed their rhino tracking on the morning of Friday 4th November. The investigation is still ongoing.

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