Staff Reporter, IOL | December 14, 2021
The surviving female Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve rhino is being medically attended to as her carers assess her injuries and decide on the best way forward.
This, as four suspects arrested on poaching-related charges briefly appeared in the Ceres Magistrates’ court on Monday following the massacre last week of four rhino at the reserve located just outside of Cape Town.
The fifth rhino was shot in the face and found painfully injured but still alive.
Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve owner Searl Derman thanked police, Cape Nature, forensic investigator Wayne Stoltz – who was instrumental in solving the 2011 Aquila poaching incident – private investigators and polygraph team of TP Services, who have worked around the clock since the first notification of the incident on Wednesday night.
He said according to the senior vet, Dr Louis Greeff, the remaining rhino was “strong and they have inserted a drip”.