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Look4itmedia contacted Frans Lombard, a tour guide, who took a picture of a rhino (still alive) this past Friday afternoon that was butchered by poachers.
Frans Lombard took 13 International guests for a tour of the Kruger National Park on Friday, 28 February 2014. At around 15h45, 3km away from the Phabeni gate they came across the horrific scene of a rhino, still alive, with it’s horn butchered by poachers. ”Myself and my guests was speechless and angered at what we saw. We always see this on television! This is suppose to be a safe haven for animals!” a traumatised Frans Lombards said.
“The animal was in a great deal of pain as it slowly walked towards us, almost looking for help.” he said. One of the other guides contacted Pretoriuskop camp to ask for assistance and report the incident, they were revered to the anti-poaching unit.
SANParks said in an earlier statement last week that the total number of rhinos killed this year for their horns came to 146. That is almost 2,5 rhinos a day.
[Photo: Frans Lombard - NOT FOR SENSITIVE READERS]