Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Shock as 23 Rhino Killed in 1st Two Weeks of May

According to local reports in South Africa, as many as NINE rhino were killed this week in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal… in what is becoming a tragic occurrence every time there is a full moon (nicknamed Poachers’ Moon).

This brings the total rhino killed by poachers in the park during the first two weeks of this month – May 2017 – to an insane total of 23.

As security and anti-poaching measures have been stepped up in the Kruger National Park, poachers from Mpumalanga have been turning their focus to KwaZulu-Natal.

Local resident, Patrick van Rensburg, told SAPeople: “I live in Zululand very close to Hluhluwe Game Reserve. As the rhino anti-poaching efforts have increased in the Kruger Park the poaching has moved to Hluhluwe.

“We are being hammered right now. Ironically Hluhluwe/Imfolozi is the reserve that saved the white rhino from extinction…”

Two poaching suspects have reportedly been arrested in Mpumalanga.

The fresh rhino carcasses – 8 in Imfolozi and 1 in Hluhluwe – were found without their 18 horns, leading to the assumption that more than one gang was involved, said News24 who confirmed the “mid-week massacre” with Ezemvelo on Saturday morning.

At least 89 rhino have been killed for their horns in KwaZulu-Natal this year.

Patrick has created this video which he hopes will be shared and raise awareness…

“It questions the very foundation of the problem,” he says. “It’s just a small contribution to the fight against poaching… but every little bit helps.”

Watch “Fake News Rhino and Insanity”

Produced by Patrick van Rensburg