Inverdoorn private Game Reserve have confirmed that four rhinos were massacred on Wednesday, 08 December 2021, by poachers just outside of Cape Town in the Western Cape, leaving management and staff traumatised.
The Game Reserve revealed that the rhinos were discovered by an Anti-poaching unit. “At approximately 22h30 the 24 hour Anti-poaching unit raised the alarm as they found the horrific scene of four shot rhino while on their regular patrols. The initial scene assessment found that two rhinos had already succumbed to their injuries, while the remaining two, although still alive, were heavily Injured,” Inverdoorn Game Reserve said.
The Game Reserve further stated that large calibre rifle rounds [Bullets] from silenced weapons were identified on the scene and patrols were intensified to protect all rhinos against the heavily armed perpetrators.
“Sadly the Anti-poaching Unit soon confirmed the death of the two injured rhinos. According to management, one of the killed females was pregnant,” Inverdoorn game reserve added.
The Game Reserve management revealed that a manhunt and Investigation has been launched and all crime scene and investigative information remains confidential.