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