Rhino incident

Posted on September 10, 2011

Information regarding the poaching incident which involved a rhino – this has however NOT taken place on the Leopard Hills property

In the past couple of hours we have received many messages in regards to word spreading of a rhino being poached on Leopard Hills’ property.

We are however saddened by news recently received that a rhino has been found poached in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This incident did however not take place on the property of Leopard Hills or the Western Sector of the Sabi Sand Game reserve.

The CEO of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Andrew Parker, regretfully announced the discovery of a rhino carcass on the property yesterday.

The young male White Rhino which was poached had one of his horns taken off by the poachers. It is believed that they entered the Reserve by cutting the electrified fence on the South – Western Boundary.

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve management team, together with the local authority Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, South African Police Services and Quemic Security Services, have commenced with an immediate investigation.

‘this is a very sad day but we will continue to be vigilant with our security for the Reserve, using every resource we can to prevent this from happening again. We spend close to R 2,5m on security every year and given that this is only our second loss we feel that we have control over this problem,” Nick More, one of the Executive Committee members concluded.

Leopard Hills – being a member of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve – would like to thank everyone’s interest and kind messages regarding this incident and are committed to the cause against Rhino Poaching.

Leopard Hills Team

6 thoughts on “Rhino incident

  1. Stop showing the Rhinos on drives and on Africam , This could help the poachers may have computers and watch WE or Africam and lead them to where the Rhinos maybe STOP SHOWING THEM

  2. I’m sure LH does everything possible to prevent poaching andv other illegal activities. We know you are committed to animal protection as well as tourism. They go hand in hand. Dave: See you in about 2 weeks. Looking forward to another great adventure. Did you get the pictures I sent.

  3. I think sighting of rhinos anywhere needs to be stooped from posting as we all know there are poachers monitering the sites an chat rooms

  4. Tragic slaughter of our beautiful wildlife will continue as long as uneducated, superstitious and desperate persons think these creatures provide an answer to their prayers…and large amounts of money provide the incentive to keep people in this darkness. How to educate? How to
    provide viable alternatives to all involved?
    A long unsolved dilemma. LH and other game reserves do their best…and continually evaluate how to do so.

  5. Thanks for everybody’s comments and support regarding the poaching situation. Everyone at Leopard Hills are very aware about the situation and monitor the amount of information published regarding the viewing of rhino and any information relating to them – as we are trying our best to keep them safe.

    For any further information, please visit http://www.stoprhinopoachin… – there are many more organisations and everyone trying their best to stop the slaughtering of these precious animals.

    As the Leopard Hills Team, we are very committed to help fight rhino poaching and do what we can to help save the rhino!

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