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Media Release: Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and three fatally wounded

29 August 2012

On Monday, 27 August 2012 at Shangoni Section in the Kruger National Park, SANParks Rangers and investigators came into contact with a group of suspected poachers. One (1) of the suspected poachers was fatally wounded. A firearm and a set of rhino horns were recovered.  

On the same day in the Lower Sabie Section of the KNP three (3) suspected poachers were arrested and a firearm and an axe were recovered.

In a follow-up anti-poaching operation at the Crocodile Bridge Section in the KNP on Tuesday, 28 August 2012, rangers came into contact with another group of suspected poachers, where one (1) suspected poacher was wounded and two (2) fatally wounded. Another firearm and two axes were recovered.

The number of rhino poached as of Monday, 27 August 2012 stands at 222 and the number of arrests stand at 49 for the Kruger National Park. 

Issued by:
SANParks 

Media enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli
GM: Media Liaison & Stakeholder Relations
SANParks
Tel: 012 426 5203, Cell: 073 373 4999
email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org  

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