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Thula Thula rhino poaching attempts foiled (South Africa)

By April 28, 2020Anti-poaching

The Zululand Observer | April 26, 2020

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Rhino poaching attempts at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve has increased since the start of the national lockdown.

Thula Thula Managing Director, Francoise Anthony, said two groups of poachers entered the reserve on Wednesday, but were intercepted by security personnel.

Original photo as published by the Zululand Observer. White Rhino.

‘Our security, Project Rhino and K-9 unit members were called out to track down the poachers, but they managed to escape.’

The reserve was targeted twice before since the lockdown.

‘We think because the reserve has been quiet in terms of not having guests, poachers are seeing this as an opportunity.

‘However, we are well protected and they have not succeeded,’ said Anthony.