Browsing the archives for the South African veterinarian tag

Another Rhino Killed on Private Farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A young rhino was killed on a Limpopo farm. The discovery of a fourth rhino killed in Limpopo Province within the past week brings South Africa’s death toll to at least 83 for the year. As with the others, this four-year-old rhino’s horns had been stolen. According to South African media reports, the latest tragedy […]

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Three Suspected Rhino Killers Shot Dead in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Park rangers prevailed over rhino killers in a skirmish at Kruger National Park. In an armed encounter at South Africa’s Kruger National Park, three suspected rhino killers were fatally shot by park rangers. Another suspect was wounded, and a fifth escaped. An R5 assault rifle, along with other poaching-related implements, were also recovered. The incident […]

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Rhino Killed in Western Cape, South Africa

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Yet another innocent life cut short by the illegal trade in rhino horn. The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve near Mossel Bay was the scene of South Africa’s latest rhino atrocity on Thursday, when a male white rhino was found dead. He had been darted and overdosed with the veterinary drug M99 (Etorphine), and both horns […]

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Another South African Veterinarian Charged with Rhino Horn Crimes

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A wildlife veterinarian in South Africa has been arrested for illegally removing the horns from 15 rhinos. Dr. Andre Charles Uys allegedly dehorned the rhinos in the Maremani Game Reserve, located in Limpopo Province.

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South Africa’s Rhino Death Toll Hit 333 in 2010

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The final reported figure for rhinos illegally killed in South Africa in 2010 climbed to 333, nearly tripling 2009′s death toll of 122. Over 40 percent of the killings were concentrated in the country’s famed Kruger National Park.

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