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SANParks Hosts Animal Auction

Date: 2006-10-11

South African National Parks (SANParks) will auction 40 animals this Saturday (October 14, 2006) in Pretoria.

The animals that will come under the hammer include 20 White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simun, presently kept in the Skukuza Bomas, and 20 KNP genetic disease-free Buffalo Syncerus caffer, presently kept in the bomas in Kimberley.

Funds raised from the sale will be put into the SANParks Park Development Fund and used for any future land purchases.

Bidding will begin at around 11:00 and it will take place in the Boardroom at SANParks Head Office, Leyd Street, Pretoria.

Over the past year, SANParks has raised roughly R9-million with around 80 animals (of various species) sold.

Issued by:
Raymond Travers, Media Relations Practitioner, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4116, cell: 082 908 2677 or email:

William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communications, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: