By Johnny Rodrigues
It is common knowledge that the rhino poaching situation is critical. At the turn of the century, there were over 50 black rhinos in the Midlands Conservancy and we were shocked to hear, 2 or 3 years ago that there were only 21 left. The latest report is even more disturbing. It is alleged that there are now only 5 rhinos left there.
We have received these photos of 2 rhinos killed this year. In one photo, you can see the AK47 bullet shells that were found in the vicinity of the carcass. It is believed that organized poaching syndicates, involving certain members of the government, police and defence forces are responsible for the deaths of the rhino. Photos.