Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rhino Corpses in Kruger National Park

White rhinoceros in Kruger National Park

In South Africa's famed Kruger National Park, authorities made a gruesome discovery of two mutilated rhino corpses. But what's more disturbing is that the killings of rhinos continue to escalate when authorities continue to unearth what they believe to be the country's prominent poaching syndicate. The anti-poaching authorities also believe that this syndicate is extensive and is headed by a son of a major South African mining magnate. It even consists of two wildlife veterinarians who are providing tranquilizer drugs and darts for the poachers. Can you imagine that? Veterinarians who care for sick or injured animals be working as associates for poachers who do the real dirty work. This gives an idea of how well-organized and sophisticated poachers can be.


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